May 6, 1992 |
Dushanbe, the normally quiet capital city of Tajikistan, tottered on the edge of large-scale violence Tuesday after the conservative government of President Rakhman Nabiyev threatened to use "Los Angeles-style force" to crush opposition demonstrators and began arming a newly formed national guard that the opposition charges is composed of "criminals." Nabiyev is also believed to be moving heavily armed Interior Ministry troops into Dushanbe from his home city of Leninabad.
May 11, 1992 |
The government and the opposition in the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan reached agreement today on a coalition government to end a bloody political crisis, the Itar-Tass news agency said. In a report from the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, it said opponents of President Rakhman Nabiyev would take eight of 24 ministries in a new Cabinet, including the Defense Ministry. Itar-Tass quoted Col.
September 1, 1992 |
Hundreds of protesters stormed the offices of President Rakhman Nabiyev in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan on Monday and took members of Nabiyev's staff and other officials hostage, Russian news agencies reported. The Itar-Tass news agency said the demonstrators occupied the ground floor of the presidential palace in the capital of Dushanbe.
September 9, 1992 |
The leaders of Tajikistan told the world Tuesday that the departure of President Rakhman Nabiyev would not hurt democracy in the poor and volatile former Soviet republic. "The Parliament and government of the republic of Tajikistan state with full responsibility that the voluntary resignation of the president . . . in no way signifies that we will turn away from the path of creating a democratic, secular state," an official statement said.
May 8, 1992 |
Forming a Revolutionary Council, a coalition of democrats and Muslim activists declared Thursday that power in this Central Asian republic has passed into their hands, and supporters by the thousands shouted, "God is great!" The whereabouts of Rakhman Nabiyev, a former Communist hard-liner elected president last fall, were unknown.
October 25, 1992 |
Insurgents seeking to restore Tajikistan's hard-line president to office seized power in Dushanbe on Saturday, storming the presidential palace and declaring they will not allow the Central Asian country to be ruled by Islamic fundamentalists. Although heavy fighting continued into Saturday night in the Tajik capital, the militants from the southern region of Kulyab appeared successful in their bid to reverse last month's ouster of longtime Communist leader Rakhman Nabiyev.