Tajikistan Day of National Unity

Tajikistan Day of National Unity

June 27
On June 27, 1997, a treaty was signed between Islamic rebels and the Russian-backed Tajikistan government, bringing to an end a bloody five-year-long civil war. The day is remembered as the Day of National Unity.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the treaty, 100 members of the rebel group United Tajik Opposition were officially sworn in as members of the Tajik Army. On the Day of National Unity in 2007, the Tajik parliament passed a law granting amnesty to all rebels who had fought against the government, provided they had not committed murder, rape, human or drug trafficking, or terrorism. Some 2,000 prison inmates were released under the new law. The 2007 commemoration also marked the opening of 11 new buildings in the city of Dushanbe.
CONTACTS:
Tajikistan Embassy in the U.S.
1005 New Hampshire Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20037
202-223-6090; fax: 202-223-6091
www.tjus.org