In March 2014, Tajikistan’s Anti-Corruption Agency arrested Fakhriddin Zokirov, another of Saidov’s lawyers. At the time of his arrest he had provided legal assistance to the former minister, Zaid Saidov, who was arrested after he created a new opposition party in the run up to the December 2013 presidential elections. Zokirov was released after eight months in detention on the condition that he would no longer defend Saidov.
In August 2015, authorities again arrested Zokirov, this time on extortion charges. He was again released in November, after paying a 14,600 Somoni fine (approximately US$2,000).
On 26 November 2019 the 28-year prison sentence of jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov was shortened by six years. This was part of a recent mass amnesty in Tajikistan, as reported by Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. Yorov is oneLees verder
Today Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement during the 126th session of the Human Rights Committee for the review of Tajikistan’s compliance with it’s international human rights obligations. In July 2018, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a submission for the ListLees verder
Washington, D.C. / Amsterdam – The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued an opinion finding the detention of Tajik human rights lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov to be a violation of international law. The UN concluded that the chargesLees verder
Together with the Law Society of England and Wales and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers sent a letter to authorities in Tajikistan. The letter focuses on the arrest and detention of lawyers in that country, specifically those whoLees verder