Complex geography and domestic politics mean a solution remains elusive.
Relatives call for more action to find those who disappeared amid interethnic violence 12 years ago.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have disappeared due to conflict, disaster and crime. Many are never heard from again.
Experts warn that unresolved questions of national self-determination and social problems need to be treated sensitively.
Detentions come amid a crackdown on street protests in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
Citizens said yes to the proposed constitutional amendments, but few believe the state’s hold on power will ease.
Moscow’s war in Ukraine is polarising public opinion in the Central Asian country.
Authorities struggle to contain anger over a citizen’s unexplained death in detention.
Fresh prohibitions have crushed hopes that newly appointed 40-year-old president Serdar Berdymukhamedov would pursue a more enlightened path.
With authorities remaining tight-lipped, emotions run high in Tajikistan as citizens argue over the ongoing conflict.