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Tajikistan: Further information: 26 year sentence for high profile murder

, Index number: EUR 60/004/2013

The murder trial of a man accused of murdering the Tajikistani President's brother-in-law took place behind closed doors in December 2012 and January 2013. Dilovarsho Qosimov was found guilty and sentenced to 26 years in prison, despite his "confessions" being reportedly extracted under torture and other ill-treatment.