Key concerns and recommendations on torture and ill-treatment in Tajikistan, May 2016
In February 2015 the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on torture raised concerns about ongoing torture/ill-treatment and impunity in the follow-up report to his February 2014 mission to Tajikistan. In 2015 the NGO Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan registered 45 new cases of torture/ill-treatment and, in the first three months of 2016, it registered 14 new cases. Many victims refrain from lodging complaints about torture or ill-treatment for fear of reprisals and/or because they do not believe it is possible to obtain justice.
Document contains key information on:
- Independent monitoring of detention and army facilities
- Failure to effectively investigate allegations of torture and other forms of ill-treatment
- Failure to provide comprehensive reparation to victims of torture