Relatives of peaceful Tajik opposition activists who are taking part in an intergovernmental conference about human rights and fundamental freedoms in Warsaw have been viciously attacked in cities across Tajikistan. Tajik authorities should unequivocally condemn and effectively investigate these violent acts of retaliation. They should also take measures to stop abusive online harassment of a Human Rights Watch Central Asia researcher.
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