Investigations

Badakhshan: Who Destroys Historical Sites?

2018 was declared the Year of Tourism and Folk Crafts in Tajikistan. It gave certain results. For example, only during 9 months of this year, about five thousand foreign tourists visited the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). The previously established Tourism Development Department, created under the executive body of GBAO, began working in early 2018. (more…)

Tajik women in IS: victims or radicals?

CABAR.asia 01.10.18

“We are tired of wandering and witnessing war in a foreign country, we want to be back to homeland as soon as possible”. These are Tajik women’s wishes, who are stuck for various reasons in Syria and Iraq, thousands of kilometres away from Tajikistan. Some of them ended up behind bars, while the rest live in the most terrible of conditions. At the same time, the majority of these women are wanted on charges of radicalism, but many of them do not consider themselves radicals. It leaves an open question: what exactly led Tajik women to the countries even natives are desperate to leave? (more…)

Wholesale meat trade at Osh Bazaar does not meet hygienic standards

CABAR.asia 06.09.16

The wholesale meat trade on the Osh Bazaar does not meet hygienic standards and this is even admitted by specialists and workers on the market. Average buyers do not have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the conditions under which the delivery, processing and distribution is done because the wholesale market starts work from 3:00 am.  The retail trade wherein most customers buy their products differs significantly from the wholesale trade. (more…)

Osh: The house of the state directorate is bursting at the seams

Another building in the southern capital built by the state directorate for the reconstruction of Osh and Jalal-Abad begins to dilapidate. Inhabitants of the multi apartment house which was constructed for blind and deaf people and was only recently given up for rent have complained about the destruction of walls and the poor work done on the sewerage. (more…)

IWPR Kyrgyzstan: Batken: Citizen of Kadamjai accuse police officers of a brutal beating

CABAR.asia 03.08.16

A 35-year-old man arrested for drunkenness and was tortured at a police station. His relatives are now pursuing the punishment of the law enforcement officers involved in this matter. (more…)

IWPR Kyrgyzstan: Uzgen: Farmers accuse the akim of capturing of their land

CABAR.asia 21.07.16

According to the farmers, the akim of the Uzgen region, in conspiracy with local authorities, have issued favorable agricultural sites to the figurehead and in return issued wasteland far away from the farmers homes.  (more…)

IWPR Kyrgyzstan: Controversy surrounding the water pump from Kumtor to Djeti-Oguz – newspaper “Bagyt”

CABAR.asia 30.06.16

Residents around the Djeti-Oguz resort are outraged that the management of medical department has taken the pump for themselves which was originally intended for the residents. But the director of the resort claims otherwise. In the meantime, the water pump does not even work and as a result it cannot provide any drinking water for the residents of these villages. More details in the investigation done by Jumagul Baryktabasova from the newspaper “Bagyt”. (more…)

IWPR Kyrgyzstan: Guilt of the innocent – Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

CABAR.asia 20.04.16

The 31-year-old citizen of the town Kyzyl Kiya Azamat Kojomberdiyev together with other people was accused of stealing a “Zhinlippi” and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. In the first instance, he was acquitted by the town court of Kyzyl Kiya but in the following instances, the courts did not take into account the testimonies of the victim party and the witnesses that described him not being involved in the crime. (more…)

IWPR Tajikistan: The price of irresponsibility: 501 children with HIV, 57 dead

CABAR.asia 30.03.15

Every year, because of the carelessness of husbands dozens of healthy young women are infected with HIV, which is then transferred to their children. According to statistics, 70% of carriers of HIV are men, who do not warn their brides about the virus prior to the wedding. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon emphasized the key role of healthy and strong families in developing the country, and urged young couples to undergo a medical examination before marriage. However, HIV testing has a fee, public awareness is low, and sometimes people contract the virus in health facilities. (more…)

IWPR Tajikistan: HIV-infected women have no place to live

Once relatives kicked them out of the house, the women, depressed by the state of their health and negative attitudes toward them, have to worry about housing and domestic problems, rather than about their treatment. (more…)