Tajikistan: Torture and other ill-treatment, impunity, violations of freedom of expression, violence against women and retention of the death penalty
In this submission, prepared for the Universal Periodic Review of Tajikistan in October 2011, Amnesty International raises concerns about shortcomings of domestic law in relation to the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. Amnesty International also expresses concern at restrictions on freedom of expression. Torture and other ill-treatment by law enforcement officers are believed to be widespread across Tajikistan. Violence against women remains a serious problem. Both the Constitution and the Criminal Code retain provisions for the death penalty.