September 18, 2015

Tajikistan: Protect 13 Members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan From Torture (UA 201/15)




Thirteen members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) whom the authorities accuse of links to armed violence are at risk of torture and unfair trial, following their arrests on 16-17 September. Their arrests follow years of harassment of IRPT members and the Ministry of Justice’s order to disband it in August. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian, English or your own language:
  • Expressing concern that the allegations against the 13 members of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan arrested on 16-17 September may be politically motivated and linked to their political activism; 
  • Urging the authorities to ensure that they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and that the criminal proceedings against them fully comply with international fair trial standards, including that they are given immediate access to lawyers of their choice; 
  • Expressing concern about the ongoing persecution of members of opposition groups and the arbitrary closure of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan, in violation of the right to freedom of association and expression.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 201/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.