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 14 June, 2021 the District Court of Dushanbe sentenced human rights lawyer Abdulmajid Rizoev to 5 years and 6 months’ imprisonment for “public calls for performance of an extremist activity using the mass media and Internet” under the TajikLees verder
Today is “Lawyers’ Day” in Tajikistan, when lawyers celebrate the establishment of the first Bar Association. The situation of lawyers in Tajikistan remains of concern. In connection to this, Lawyers for Lawyers recently highlighted the concerning situation in a jointLees verder
On 25 March 2021, Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Bar Association submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Tajikistan. The UPR of Hungary will take place in November 2021. In the report, Lawyers for LawyersLees verder
In a letter to the Tajik authorities Lawyers for Lawyers expressed concern about the ongoing detention and judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Abdulmajid Rizoev from Tajikistan. Abdulmajid Rizoev is a lawyer, human rights defender and former employee of the YoungLees verder