The National Committee for the Release of Political Hostages and Prisoners of Tajikistan (NCRPH) condemns the illegal treatment of Tajik political activist Shobudin Badalov by Russian law enforcement agencies. The Committee is concerned with his disappearance.
Shobudin Badalov, a Tajik political activist who has lived in Russia for several years and has over the past two years openly criticized the policies of Emomali Rakhmon’s government and its treatment of Tajik citizens.
Shobudin Badalov was previously sentenced to 15 days in administrative detention in Russia for taking part in a picket against Rakhmon’s policy towards migrants and his political opponents in Russia but was later released.
The National Committee for the Release of Political Hostages and Prisoners of Tajikistan (NCRPH) commends the work of all Tajik political and social activists acting in accordance with the law, while condemning the illegal and immoral treatment of Tajik citizens by the Tajik authorities, including the abduction and disappearance of Tajik political activists, the most recently example being Shobudin Badalov.
The NCRPH therefore calls on all civil society and legal institutions in Tajikistan not to remain neutral in such illegal cases and to call for the elimination of these unfortunate phenomena.
The National Committee for the Release of Political Hostages and Prisoners of Tajikistan