Once-powerful force is suing local bureaucrats who are trying to stop it fielding candidates in the forthcoming general election. The Islamic Rebirth Party says the authorities in Tajikistan are deliberately obstructing it from fighting the parliamentary election scheduled for February 27.
This article was first published on 28 January 2005 (RCA No. 344) by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), London. Posted on Religioscope with permission.
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