In October, Khujand city court ruled to shut down Amparo, a human rights organization monitoring abuses in the army, allegedly for administrative violations. Human rights activists believed the decision was politically motivated and that the charges against Amparo were unsubstantiated.
Violence against women
A law on the prevention of domestic violence was finally adopted in December, eight years after its first reading in Parliament.
Amnesty International visits/reports
- Amnesty International delegates visited Tajikistan in June.
- Shattered lives: Torture and other ill-treatment in Tajikistan (EUR 60/004/2012)
- Tajikistan: Dissenting campaign groups should not be silenced (PRE01/579/2012)