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Sex workers in Tajikistan are stigmatised and experience discrimination by society and law enforcement agencies.

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These practices counter the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights and further expose sex workers to violence and discrimination.

The state's crackdown on sex workers dates back at least one year.

If the same sex worker breaks the law a second time, they will face up to 15 days in jail.

Under Tajik law, sex work is not a criminal offense.

Afghan and Bangladeshi citizens are vulnerable to forced labor in Tajikistan.

The Government of Tajikistan does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.

In the spring and summer of 2014 authorities raided nightclubs, restaurants, bars, hotels, and red light districts in search of sex workers, shaming those they detained.

In the autumn of 2014 the radio station "Radio Ozodi" said the Tajik Interior Ministry was considering prosecuting not only sex workers but their clients.

Prosecution The Government of Tajikistan continued limited anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts.

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