Territory in south central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Cumhuriyi Tocikiston


Tajikistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Cumhuriyi Tocikiston; Persian: جمهوری تاجیکستان‎ Jomhuri-ye Tajikestan; Russian: Республика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan), is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan are separated from Tajikistan by the narrow Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan in the south. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.80, Rank: 83, Personal Freedom: 6.64, Economic Freedom: 6.97, Democracy Index: 2.59
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.97, Rank: 84
Tajikistan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 16, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"Tajikistani authorities continued to arbitrarily limit free speech, access to information, and the right to civic organization in 2015. The government led a legal and media campaign against the country's largest opposition group, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), ahead of and following parliamentary elections in March, in which the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) retained its majority."