Kofamikhon, Tajikistan. © Christopher Swift 2012

Turajonzoda Reflects on the IMU’s Origins

Kofamikhon, Tajikistan — Today I conducted a lengthy interview with Akhbar Turajonzoda, the former Qazi Qalon and Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan. Turajonzoda served as deputy commander of the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), a coalition of democratic and Islamist parties allied against President Rahmon’s post-Soviet regime. Turanjonzoda offered several interesting insights regarding the origins of…