Shokhrukh Saidzoda, a Friend of Rustam Emomali, Received a New Position – Head of the Capital’s Police

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Shokhrukh Saidkhoda, head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan, one of the closest friends of Rustam Emomali, the son of the President of Tajikistan, received a new position.

According to the press center of the President of the country, on June 7, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in agreement with the President of Tajikistan, made another personnel reshuffle. 

The press center reports that “from among the young and experienced personnel of the industry” the heads of departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Dushanbe, Sughd region, in the Rasht district, the head of the state service “Mukhofiz”, the heads of the departments for the protection of public order, criminal investigation, communications, an authorized representative of the Bureau for the Coordination of the Fight against Organized Crime of the CIS, the national coordinator for police reform, the heads of the first and second departments in the Sino and Firdavsi districts of Dushanbe, heads of departments in the Darvaz district of GBAO, the cities and districts of Khujand, Kuhistoni Mastchokh, Devashtich and Istiqlol of the Sughd region, Khuroson, Nurek, Vakhsh, Qubodiyon, Jayhun and Panj of the Khatlon region, as well as the cities and districts of republican subordination – Rogun, Faizabad, Hissar and Shahrinava.

An informed source told Radio Ozodi that Shokhrukh Saidzoda was appointed head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Dushanbe, and Barotali Khamidzoda, who held this post, was appointed head of the UOP of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. “Today, Saidzoda will be introduced to the personnel of the capital’s police department,” the source said.

It is not yet known what positions will be appointed to the former head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Sogli region Abdullo Navjuvonov, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Rasht group of districts Bakhodur Vakhobzoda and the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Khatlon region Faizullo Nozimzoda.

Apparently, 37-year-old Shokhrukh Saidzoda is moving up the career ladder.

He is considered an important person who is reckoned with when making decisions in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Human rights activists say that during his time at the Criminal Investigation Department, interference in the private lives of civil society activists and torture and ill-treatment of detainees have become more frequent.

A source in the security forces told Radio Ozodi that Shokhrukh Saidzoda’s subordinates can summon anyone without any reason to interrogate and torture them.

“There are a lot of complaints to the prosecutor’s office against the criminal investigation officers, but neither the Ministry of Internal Affairs nor the prosecutor’s office check them, as they know that Shokhrukh is a friend of Rustam,” says the interlocutor of Radio Ozodi.

In Tajikistan, which is ruled by the family of Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, most positions are held by people who are loyal and loyal to this family.

International organizations refer to the government of Tajikistan as a family clan.

Shohruz Saidzoda is the son of Abdufattokh Goib (Saidov), a native of the Dangara district, who for a long time before retiring held high government positions as director of the Anti-Corruption Agency and head of the Customs Service under the government of Tajikistan.

Source: Radio Liberty