"Combating Torture: Experience and Achievements": General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Tajikistan

Fayzali Davlatzoda, Senior Prosecutor of the Department for Supervision of Law Enforcement in the Internal Affairs and Drug Control Agencies of the Prosecutor General’s Office, during the conference "Combating Torture: Experience and Achievements" held on October 25 in Dushanbe, in his speech on prosecutorial supervision as the main guarantee of citizens' rights to freedom from torture and ill-treatment, emphasized that of the six allegations of possible torture of detainees in the first nine months of 2022, none has been confirmed.

"Last year there were 11 such appeals, and none of them was confirmed by inspections. Consequently, no criminal cases under the Article "Torture" were initiated during this period," he noted.

The conference was organized by the Civil Society Coalition against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan together with the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Tajikistan with the assistance of the OSCE Program Office in Dushanbe, International Commission of Jurists and Sigrid Rausing Trust.

The main purpose of the conference was to discuss pressing issues in the area of combating torture and ill-treatment in Tajikistan.

The conference was attended by international experts, representatives of state bodies, law enforcement agencies, courts, the prosecutor's office, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Tajikistan, international organizations and embassies, as well as public organizations, members of the Civil Society Coalition against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan, and the mass media.