Investigations / Tajikistan

Mazhab Djuma 30.12.20

The country’s media published healthcare workers’ complaints about the lack of protective suits in the country’s hospitals, but the Ministry of Health denies the facts of medical clothing’s sale and its purchase by doctors. During our investigation, we discovered that hospitals and medical centres employees in Tajikistan have to buy special protective suits, gloves, masks and glasses at their own expense. (more…)

Safarbek Kabirov 09.06.20

In the industrial sector, employers often do not pay required taxes for their workers. (more…)

CABAR.asia 05.05.20

Experts and human rights activists urge the Tajik authorities to introduce an independent examination of materials for the banned ideas. (more…)

Mazhab Djuma 10.04.20

The authorities see a solution in isolating prisoners convicted of extremism and terrorism in separate facilities, but this option also is risky. (more…)

The lack of relevant state attention to ancient historical monuments may lead to the loss of Tajikistan’s pre-Islamic history, experts say. (more…)

CABAR.asia 20.12.19

“When I learned from my daughter that our 65-year-old neighbour took her to the basement and committed improprieties, I could no longer stand it. I took my daughter by the hand and together we went to the department of internal affairs to file an accusation complaint”. This is the story of a father, who told how his minor daughter became a victim of a sexual abuse by a neighbour. The daughter of this man is one of dozens of children who, according to their parents, were victims of sexual abuse, which will haunt the victims with the negative consequences for the rest of their lives. (more…)

Jamshed Marupov 28.11.19

Annually, a certain amount is allocated from Khujand city budget for the maintenance of preschool educational institutions. The mayor of Khujand, Maruf Muhammadzoda, repeatedly noted at the press conferences that funds for the repair and maintenance of schools and childcare centers was not being collected from the population. Our investigation shows that administrations of childcare centers still demand payments from parents. (more…)

Mazhab Djuma 25.11.19

The murderers of the leader of the Zoroastrian community of Tajikistan, as well as the causes of this crime, are still unknown. (more…)

CABAR.asia 06.03.19

Chief communications officer of Tajikistan sells apartments in his work office.

The head of the Communication Service under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan launched several points of Dushanbe apartments’ sales operating on the premises of the state body he controls. The apartments sold are built by a private firm of his son. These are the highlights of the journalistic investigation “The Houses That Beg Built” published in a local media Faraj.tj. (more…)

CABAR.asia 21.02.19

“Thank you, doctor. How much is it now?” – “Give thirty somoni, it will be enough.”

Such kind of dialogues are typical between patients and employees of Dushanbe Health Centers (as polyclinics in Tajikistan are now officially called). According to experts, this shows that corruption has taken deep roots in the field of healthcare in Tajikistan. The anti-corruption body, the General Prosecutor’s Office, and even the country’s Prime Minister are talking about this problem. (more…)