Tajikistan: Court Dates for Jailed Anti-Corruption Officials Looming
Reports are now slowly filtering out in Tajikistan about the imminent trial of a group of anti-corruption agency officials arrested earlier this year.
Speaking at a press conference on July 17, the head of the Supreme Court, Shermukhammad Shohiyon said 13 people are under investigation on suspicion of bringing their agency into disrepute. Ten are former employees of the anti-corruption agency, while three others belong to other bodies, he said. Among those named by Shohiyon were the former deputy head of the corruption-fighting agency Davlatbek Hairzoda and the head of the investigative department, Firuz Holmurodzoda.
RFE/RL’s Tajik service, Radio Ozodi, has reported that the suspects are facing charges of embezzlement and bribery, although Shohiyon made no reference to those details.
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