Multiple inmates killed during rioting in Tajikistan prison

AKIPRESS.COM – Three prison guards and 29 convicts were killed during the riot that occurred on May 19 in the high-security prison of Vahdat town, 15 km southeast of Dushanbe, said Deputy Justice Minister and head of Central Directorate of Corrections of Tajikistan Mansurdjon Umarov.

8 inmates were killed by their fellow inmates, he said. Among killed – three well-known religious leaders, affiliated with opposition Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan.

The current prison belongs to the Central Correction Directorate of the Justice Ministry. 1,500 convicts serve their terms there.

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