We would like to address the political opposition group of Tajikistan the “Group 24” and its supporters.
In addition, our statement is a response to an insulting message we received with reference to the personal page of Umarali Kuvatov. We are accused of, allegedly, failing to act, in defence of the leader of the "Group of 24" Umarali Kuvatov. The message we received says: "Get on with your duties <…>! OR get lost!" We perceive this as a threat addressed at us. Such behaviour is unacceptable.
In its task of informing the public about the results of monitoring of protection of human rights, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia is guided by the main principles of human rights organisations which are independence, objectivity and reliability. We urge you not to encroach on these principles.