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Posted inCentral Asia, Regions

Moscow Arrests Tajik Publisher

9 July 2001 MOSCOW, 9 July (The Moscow Times)–At Tajikistan’s request, Russian authorities have arrested the publisher of an opposition Tajik newspaper at Sheremetyevo Airport on charges of insulting the president and sedition. If extradited, the journalist, Dododjon Atovulloyev, faces the death penalty, his lawyer said on 8 July. Why Russia, where freedom of the […]