Tajikistan: Using Force to Maintain a Standing Army

The brutal hazing of conscripts – as well as the practice of kidnapping conscripts who will not go – is endemic in the Tajik military. (Photo: David Trilling)

Hunger, unheated barracks, beatings and regular outbreaks of disease: it could be life in a penal colony. But in this case, it describes the existence of a fresh military conscript in Tajikistan.

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