Prostitution in Tajikistan

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Prostitution in Tajikistan is rife and illegal within the country since the collapse of the Soviet Union.[1] In practice, arrested prostitutes are assessed a nominal fine and released, while those purchasing sex are prosecuted.[2] The government of Tajikistan is making efforts to curb the crime since it is linked to human trafficking.[3] Authorities in ex-Soviet Tajikistan have detained more than 500 prostitutes during raids aimed at cracking down on the underground sex industry. Police in the impoverished majority-Muslim country detained 505 women over the past three days in the Tajik capital Dushanbe, a police spokesman said on Thursday.


  1. ^ "Tajikistan Moves to Curb Prostitution". Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "2008 Human Rights Report: Tajikistan". 25 February 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tajikistan: Is prostitution a profession or way to survive?". Fergana. Retrieved 2012-04-11.