Tajik opposition accuses government of violent attacks



Opposition politicians and activists in Tajikistan have accused the government of orchestrating lynch mob-style attacks on their families as part of a broader crackdown on dissent by President Imomali Rakhmon.
The Dushanbe government has denied directing the attacks and said it would investigate them.
Tajik authorities last year outlawed the opposition group, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), and have since jailed most of its senior officials on charges of staging a failed September 2015 coup.
Now, politicians say, their families are being targeted by mobs acting with... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 24
Source: Reuters
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