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Sharifjon Barotov

Sharifjon Barotov


Sharifjon Baratov works with the NGO Ishtirok that provides people with disabilities with legal counceling and organises all kind of practical trainings for people with disabilities.


Human rights defenders in Tajikistan work in conditions of long-term unchanged political power and absence of political pluralism. In 2015 the Islamic party of Tajikistan was banned as a terrorist organisation and 20 of its members were arrested. The same year three human rights lawyers who tried to provide legal assistance to the arrested members of the party were arrested on the trumped-up charges of fraud, that had been used previously on many occasions to silence the lawyers and human rights defenders working on sensitive cases.