Arrests and Imprisonment


A Scholar, not a Spy: The Detainment of Alexander Sodiqov

by joshstein

Alexander Sodiqov, a Tajik-born PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto, was recently detained by Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security (GKNB) when he traveled to Khorog, a remote town in a politically unstable region of the country. Sodiqov, the former Central Asia Editor for Global Voices, was in Khorog to conduct fieldwork for a project on the role of international actors, states, and civil society in Central Asian conflict management.