IRP launches lawsuit against SCNS and Tajik national TV channels

21/02/2014 10:47
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, February 21, 2014, Asia-Plus – The Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRP) has filed a lawsuit against the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) and Tajik national TV channels Shabakai Avval (Channel One) and Safina.  Resident of the northern city of Isfara Mahmadullo Kholov is co-defendant.

In its statement of claim, the IRP, in particular, asks a court in Dushanbe’s Ismoili Somoni district to obligate the SCNS and the Committee for TV and Radio-broadcasting to stop the anti-IRP activities and publish refutation of false statements contained in a report aired by Shabakai Avval and Safina on February 7, 2014. 

We will recall that Shabakai Avval and Safina on February 7 aired the report about detention of the resident of the city of Isfara, Mahmadullo Kholov, who is suspected of raping his two stepdaughters.  The report noted that Mahmadullo Kholov has been member of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan since 1991.

Meanwhile, a statement released by the IRP board on February 10 says that Mahmadullo Kholov has never been member of the Islamic Revival Party and the IRP-membership card # 16473 that was shown during the TV report was issued not to Mahmadullo Kholov but to Ms. Aziza Soliyeva from the village of Chorkuh and it was issued in 2009.

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