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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Khushvakht Haydarsho

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Khushvakht Haydarsho, January 1995, available at: [accessed 17 December 2017]
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May 18, 1994, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Haydarsho, secretary of the editorial board of the Tajik-language government newspaper Jumhuriyat, was shot dead near his home in Dushanbe. Local journalists believe his murder is connected to a series of articles he published on "the criminal and political mafia" in Tajikistan.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Taken Captive:No


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