Unfortunately, these days in Tajikistan, women and girls, who wear religious clothes which is guaranteed by their constitutional rights, are being subjected to pressure, threat and physical attacks by law enforcement agencies including the staff of the Committee for Religious Affairs, the Women’s Committee, and the staff of the local authorities in the country’s cities and districts. One of the victims of such treatment is Nilufar Rajabova, a mother of two disabled.
The National Committee for the Release of Political Hostages and Prisoners of Tajikistan considers this action of law enforcement agencies not only a violation of the Constitution and other international legal acts signed by the Tajik authorities, but also considers such actions an organized crime.
Observation of the actions of staff of law enforcement agencies show that on daily basis, during their “explanatory work” in relation to covered women and girls, at least 10 articles of the Basic Law of Tajikistan – Constitution, especially articles 5, 8, 19, 17, 26, 30, 34, 40, 41, 46 and other international legal acts that Tajikistan acknowledges, are rudely violated.
Therefore, the Committee calls on President Emomali Rahmon, the Prosecutor General’s Office, Commissioner for Human Rights in Tajikistan to end all ill-treatment and law violation.
At the same time, the Committee calls on all human rights institutions in Tajikistan and abroad not to remain silent and defend covered women and girls whose constitutional rights are violated.
The Committee regards all these crimes horrible and a state extremism. The Committee puts every effort to create a list of people involved in state terrorism and extremism. This list will contain all who were involved in organized crimes and deprived part of the citizens from their constitutional rights and freedom. The list will then be introduced to world financial institutions, human rights organizations and other institutions.
The National Committee for the Release of Political Hostages and Prisoners of Tajikistan