Tajikistan: long prison sentences for lawyers endangers the fairness of the justice system

The ICJ today expressed its serious concerns over the convictions on charges of incitement and extremism of Tajikistan lawyers Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov, and their sentencing to 23 and 21 years in prison respectively. ‚ÄúThese convictions, which continue a recent pattern of persecution of lawyers in the country, will contribute to the already poor … Continue reading Tajikistan: long prison sentences for lawyers endangers the fairness of the justice system