Tajikistan: Bribe Culture Allows Kids to Cash In

Recent cases of school kids in Tajikistan demanding payments from public officials illustrate how favors and influence are bought in the corruption-rife Central Asian country. (Photo: David Trilling)

Several unusual corruption cases in Tajikistan reveal that some kids have a rather unflattering idea about how government works. Minors are impersonating officials – including a member of the authoritarian president’s family – to solicit bribes or favors.
 

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