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Valentina Kasymbekova
27 Aug 10
New law makes it easier for courts to impose fines instead of custodial sentences, but young offenders are unlikely to be able to pay.
Valentina Kasymbekova
26 May 06
The south of the country has seen a rise in border trade with Afghanistan, but some fear a new influx of heroin.
Valentina Kasymbekova
13 May 06
Opposition parties fail to reach consensus on fielding a common candidate in November’s presidential election.
Valentina Kasymbekova
1 Apr 06
Police and other officials at the heart of the system get hefty pay rises, which critics say are a ploy to keep them on board for a crucial election later this year.
Valentina Kasymbekova
27 Mar 06
Tajiks ignore concerns expressed by government and Islamic figures and spend every penny they earn or borrow on lavish weddings and funerals.
Valentina Kasymbekova
20 Mar 06
Officials in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan call for curbs on “politicised” non-government groups.
Valentina Kasymbekova
2 Dec 05
Calls for restrictions on weddings between close relatives are falling on deaf ears.
Valentina Kasymbekova
20 Nov 05
A new effort to enforce planning regulations seems designed to make Dushanbe a better place to live, but will the poor suffer more than the rich?
Valentina Kasymbekova
20 Nov 05
Relatives allege leaders of a prison revolt were beaten and some possibly killed after an uprising in protest at conditions in jail.
Valentina Kasymbekova
17 Nov 05
Growing poverty and the dominance of conservative values post independence take their toll on female education.

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