Tajik Prosecutor General Yusuf Rahmon is concerned about the increase in the number of young people in the Sughd region joining extremist parties and movements. He stated this at a meeting of the working group of the government of Tajikistan in the city of Kanibadam, dedicated to the call, according to the official website of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
According to him, terrorist and extremist crimes increased by 17.5% in the north of the country.
“Most of all such cases in the country were registered in the cities of Kanibadam and Isfara,” Yusuf Rahmon emphasized.
According to him, 6 residents of the city of Isfara and two residents of Kanibadam are currently receiving illegal religious education abroad.
During this meeting, issues of the spring conscription of young people into the ranks of the Armed Forces and military-patriotic training of citizens were discussed, the report says.
Yusuf Rahmon said that criminal cases were initiated against 6 residents of the city of Kanibadam and 7 residents of Isfara for refusing to perform military service.
The Prosecutor General emphasized that “according to the instructions of the government of the country, leaders and officials should be leaders and role models in the mobilization of their children for military service.”
According to the Prosecutor General’s Office, 17 officials from Kanibadam and 6 officials from Isfara sent their children to military service.
In Tajikistan, twice – in the spring and autumn, male citizens from 18 to 27 years old are called up for military service. The spring conscription begins on April 1 and lasts until the end of May, and the autumn conscription begins in early October, which ends at the end of November.