Fresh prohibitions have crushed hopes that newly appointed 40-year-old president Serdar Berdymukhamedov would pursue a more enlightened path.
With authorities remaining tight-lipped, emotions run high in Tajikistan as citizens argue over the ongoing conflict.
To bolster its troops, Moscow is tempting foreign nationals with the offer of a passport.
Millions from all over the region have historically travelled there to work, with their remittances playing a significant part in many countries’ economies.
Thousands have left on specially chartered flights or made their own way to the borders.
President Berdymukhamedov has for decades carefully been preparing for his son to take over.
An almost unheard job for a woman in the conservative Central Asian country.
Bishkek centre provides rare platform to explore social issues from new perspectives.
Attempts to hold an annual rally has become a highly symbolic tradition for the feminist movement.
A weak currency and high inflation spells trouble for the Central Asian country’s economy.