DUSHANBE, January 30, Asia-Plus -- Another Tajik labor migrant has been killed in Moscow.

According to information received from a board of the Tajik Diaspora in Moscow, the tragedy took place on the territory of the Cherkizov market in Moscow lat Thursday [January 26].

In his letter mailed to Asia-Plus, K. Sharipov, member of the board of the Tajik Diaspora in Moscow, notes that on January 26, at around 6:35 p.m., the Moscow police officer beat the 24-year-old resident of Bokhat District in Khatlon, Iskandar Saidov, to death.  According to Sharipov, the Tajik Diaspora in Moscow insists on conducting investigation into the matter and instituting criminal proceedings against the policeman.  “But the brother of the dead, Ilhom Saidov, following pressure made on him by the market’s administration has given up sue against murderer of his brother,” the letter says.  

“The Tajik Diaspora intends to conduct its own investigation into the tragedy and inform of its results additionally,” the letter by Sharipov says.