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Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan: Thousands of Government Officials Brought to Justice

For illegal transactions with land.

During 2020-2022 and the first half of 2023, Tajik prosecutors issued 8,435 orders and 4,066 prosecutorial protests against illegal decisions of the heads of cities and districts of the republic for violations of the procedure for allocating land plots.

This was reported on the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Tajikistan with reference to data that was presented on November 24 at an extended meeting of the department’s board with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Committee for Land and Geodesy, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the prosecutor’s offices of regions, cities and districts of the republic.

According to the department, during this period, 3 thousand 864 officials were brought to disciplinary liability, 16 thousand 716 – to administrative responsibility.

Based on the facts of illegal transactions with land, 3 thousand 696 criminal cases were initiated and 49 thousand 151.72 hectares of land were restored to their original state.

The report says that following the meeting, the country’s Prosecutor General Yusuf Rahmon gave specific instructions to officials to correct shortcomings and strengthen prosecutorial supervision, and appropriate decisions were made.

However, what specific decisions were made in the publication is not reported.

As experts note, the allocation of land in Tajikistan is considered one of the main points of corruption crimes.

Every year in Tajikistan, dozens of officials are caught taking bribes precisely when allocating land plots, but most of them are released from serious criminal liability by paying symbolic fines.

Source: Asia Plus TJ