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Tajikistan’s Anti-Corruption Drive Sign of Internal Feud?

Even after weeks of a seemingly monumental wave of corruption-related arrests in Tajikistan, state media has maintained a studied silence on the issue. With the prevailing orthodoxy among the nation’s leadership being that internal squabbles are not for public airing, independent media have taken the initiative, but not always with happy results.

News first broke in late April that more than a dozen officials with the government of Tajikistan’s main anti-corruption agency had been arrested for corruption. 

Among those reportedly caught up in the sweep were Davlatbek Hairzoda, the No. 2 in the graft-fighting body, Jamoliddin Muhamadzoda, the head of inspections department in the anti-corruption agency, and the head of the investigative department, Firuz Holmurodzoda. Another individual said to have been caught up in hunt was Firdavs Niyozbadalov, an investigator and son-in-law of former MP and secretary general of the National Security Council, Amirkul Azimov. 

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Tajikistan’s Anti-Corruption Drive Sign of Internal Feud?

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