DUSHANBE, February 7, 20110, Asia-Plus  -- Hikmatullo Sayfullozoda, member of the Islamic Revival (IRP) board, was found severely beaten near his house in Dushanbe today morning.

The IRP deputy chairman Umarali Hisaynov has told Asia-Plus that Hikmatullo Sayfulozoda was taken to the National Medical Center.  “Sayfullozoda is now in serious condition,” he said.

Hisaynov added that according to Sayfullzoda’s relatives two unknown persons have shadowed him over the past three days.

“Neighbors say that today morning, when Sayfullozoda went out of entrance unknown person came up to him and they went towards thick bushes where three other persons were waiting for them,” said Hisaynov, “Later, Sayfullozoda was found severely beaten and taken to hospital.”

He added that law enforcement authorities were investigating the incident.  Hisaynov refrained from commenting on the incident.