Emergency in Dushanbe
Friday 08 January 1993
Meanwhile, about 200,000 Tajik refugees, mostly backers of the Islamic-democratic opposition, are blockaded by government forces in the mountainous Garm region east of Dushanbe, where they could be massacred or left to die of cold or starvation, a Western diplomat said in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, yesterday.
Abdumalik Abdullojanov, Prime Minister of Tajikistan's pro-Communist government which took control last month, denied the reports.
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