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The authorities tightly controlled news and information around the COVID-19 pandemic and restricted freedom of expression, blaming media and civil society for spreading “false” information. The courts used counter-terrorism legislation to block access to some independent media outlets based abroad....
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Tajikistan: Failure to respect and protect fundamental human rights: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 39th session of the UPR Working Group, 1-12 November 2021

In this submission, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made previously to Tajikistan, including in relation to: ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and setting up a National Preventive Mechanism, ratification of the Second...