Tajikistan: Telecoms Blackout Amidst Provincial Clashes · Global Voices

Posted: July 29, 2012 in Confrontation, Tajikistan

The murder of a senior Tajik security official on July 21, 2012, has triggered deadly clashes in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan province (GBAO) between government troops and the supporters of a local strongman whom the authorities blame for the assassination. The clashes have left the region’s residents cut off from the outside world.

Since July 24, Internet, mobile, and landline connections to GBAO have been cut. As a result, Tajikistanis outside the province have had little reliable information about the situation and the extent of human suffering in GBAO.

via Tajikistan: Telecoms Blackout Amidst Provincial Clashes · Global Voices.

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