Human Rights in Tajikistan

In the Wake of Civil War

During a six-month period in 1992, Tajikistan’s civil war claimed as many as 20,000 lives and displaced over 400,000 people. The government of Tajikistan has taken certain steps toward re-establishing law and order in its troubled country; at the same time, however, it has broken its international human rights commitments and tolerated gross violations of human rights, including summary executions, disappearances, “informal prisons” and ethnic-regional discrimination.

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