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Avzamad Zhurtov

Avazmad Ghurbatov

HRD, Journalist
Asia-Plus, Center for Investigative Journalism

Avazmad Ghurbatov is a human rights defender and correspondent for the independent news website Asia-Plus in Tajikistan. He has also worked for Tajikistan’s Center for Investigative Journalism.

Avazmat Ghurbatov has reported on issues such as living conditions for people with disabilities and their right to participate in elections, raids on the homes of draftees and COVID-19, including its affect on small businesses, food prices and the overall atmosphere in the country during the pandemic.


Human rights defenders in Tajikistan work in conditions of long-term unchanged political power and absence of political pluralism.