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Prison visits temporarily suspended in Tajikistan over coronavirus concerns

1 year ago tngadmin 0
 Prison visits have been temporarily suspended in Tajikistan due to coronavirus concerns. “For the purpose of preventing the spread of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in penitentiary institutions, short-term and long-term prison visits have been temporarily suspended in Tajikistan,” Mansourjon Umarov, the head of the Main Penitentiary Directorate of the Ministry of Justice, told Asia-Plus in Read More

RFE/RL Criticizes Tajikistan’s Attempts To Interfere With Coronavirus Reporting

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WASHINGTON — RFE/RL President Jamie Fly has criticized the government of Tajikistan for obstructing the efforts of the broadcasters’ journalists to cover the coronavirus pandemic in the Central Asian nation. Fly expressed frustration at the government’s attempts to interfere with the operations of the service, known locally as Radio Ozodi, at a time when information Read More