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  Isfara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Isfara is a city in the Soghd Region in northern Tajikistan.
Isfara is one of the oldest ancient towns in Central Asia, its first name was Asbara.
Isfara is situated near the border junction of three independent states Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, at a height of 863m above sea level.
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Isfara is considered one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia.
The period of development of economy and culture of Isfara is connected to its ocurrence in structure of the Samanid state.
Isfara at the end of XIX and in the beginning of XX century has received new stimulus of development, becoming a large area of agricultural manufacturers of Turkestan hedge.
www.schoolsonline.org /isfara/eng/web/history.htm   (468 words)

Isfara is a town in the Soghd Region, northernTajikistan.
Vorukh, the highest village in the valley of Isfara, is located on the altitude 1400 m.
Isfara district offer some of the best mountaineering and trekking opportunities in the world.
www.geocities.com /isfara_vorux   (359 words)

 Religioscope - > Tajikistan: Political Imams Sacked
Ismajon Puladov, the head of the department of religion of the Isfara district administration, argued that the attestation commission was justified in removing the imams from office.
The chairman of the Isfara district Ulema Council, who was present at this discussion, admitted that Puladov had not only attended the attestation commission session, but had also taken part in the voting.
Also indirectly admitting the state's role in the attestation of the imams was the head of the Isfara district administration, Mirzosharif Islamiddinov.
www.religioscope.com /notes/2002/097_tajik_imam.htm   (1223 words)

 Forum 18 Search/Archive
One Baptist told Forum 18 in Isfara that the killing of the missionary was a deliberate attack on the local Christian minority.
Isfara's mayor Muzasharif Islamuddinov said he did not understand where journalists got their information about the existence in the town of an underground terrorist Bayat organisation.
Isfara district is one of the most devoutly Muslim regions of Tajikistan and the sale of alcohol is banned in several places, local Muslims having occasionally burnt shops selling alcohol.
www.forum18.org /Archive.php?article_id=330   (1343 words)

 The Jamestown Foundation
The group was charged with the January 2004 assassination of the head of the Baptist community in Isfara, Sergei Bessarab, as well as torching several mosques that were headed by imams, whom the terrorists believed had exhibited excessive loyalty to the ruling regime.
In July 2002 the President of Tajikistan, Imomali Rakhmonov, visited the city of Isfara and stated that three citizens, who were originally from the Isfara region and who had fought on the side of Taliban, were being held at Guantanamo.
Isfara is located in the Fergana Valley section of Tajikistan, only a few kilometers from the Uzbek and Kyrgyz parts of the Fergana Valley.
www.jamestown.org /publications_details.php?volume_id=407&issue_id=3185&article_id=2369044   (794 words)

 Religioscope > Archives > Tajikistan: too many mosques?
The authorities in the town of Isfara, 100km east of Khudzhand, the principal town in the northern Tajik region of Sogdi, are continuing to prevent the operation of a medressah [=Islamic educational institute] in Isfara district, the vice-chairman of the local branch of the Islamic Renaissance Party told Forum 18 News on 28 July.
According to Rakhmonov, at least 33 of Isfara district's 152 mosques were closed down.
Isfara district is an exceptional area in northern Tajikistan since, as a whole, the population is more devout than in other districts in Sogdi region.
www.religioscope.info /article_197.shtml   (786 words)

 Mystery surrounds suspects in killing of Tajik pastor - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
ISFARA, Tajikistan (BP)--Despite intense media speculation, mystery surrounds a group of men arrested in April in northern Tajikistan and charged with various crimes, including the murder of local Baptist pastor and missionary Sergei Besarab last January.
He added that the man suspected of being the actual murderer, Saidullo Madyerov, is the son of the former imam of Isfara’s central mosque and one of the town’s most knowledgeable theologians.
Isfara's mayor, Muzasharif Islamuddinov, said he did not understand where journalists got their information about the existence of an underground terrorist Bayat organization in Isfara.
www.sbcbaptistpress.org /printerfriendly.asp?ID=18380   (1019 words)

 The Intelligence Summit Blog: Intelligence News and Information
The town of Isfara is located in the Isfara region of the Sogd district and is regarded as the unofficial capital of the Tajik part of the Fergana Valley.
Speaking with Jamestown, the mayor of Isfara, Mukhiba Yakubova, said, "I believe that Bayat is a purely terrorist organization which aims to destabilize the situation in northern Tajikistan." Yakubova also said that lately policemen have been finding buried caches on the outskirts of Isfara containing shotguns.
Isfara is only 10 kilometers from the Batken district of Kyrgyzstan through which mujahideen of the IMU were fighting their way to Uzbekistan in 1999 and 2000.
intelligence-summit.blogspot.com /2006/04/resurgence-of-islamic-radicalism-in.html   (1722 words)

 Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox
Ikhbol Teishiev, a correspondent at Isfara television, told Forum 18 from the town on Jan. 14 that local police have refused to comment on Besarab's murder.
According to Forum 18, the population in the Isfara region is generally more devoutly Muslim than in other parts of the country.
Tajikistan's president, Imomali Rahmonov, announced during a July 2002 visit to the district that three men from Isfara who had fought in Afghanistan with the Taliban were being held at the United States' detention center at Guantanamo.
www.pastors.com /article.asp?ArtID=5390   (562 words)

 Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Soon after the commencement of the “Farmer Ownership Model” Project and as a part of TA Program, a field day was held for the chairmen of Now district’s dehkan farms as well as representatives from OJSC “SugdAgroServ”.
This was the first field day organized by the project and it took place on June 22 2002 in Isfara district, Tajikistan.
Isfara district is located in the Northern part of Tajikistan and is noted for having favorable conditions fro growing high yielding wheat.
www2.ifc.org /centralasia/fom/field01.htm   (320 words)

 Press Releases: Tajikistan, CHF and USAID celebrate one-year successes of economic opportunity center in Tajikistan
The EOC in Isfara is a critical component of CHF's Alternatives to Conflict in Tajikistan (ACT) program, which has been made possible by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
ACT is an innovative, market-oriented initiative addressing social tensions, by providing greater economic opportunities to youth in coordination with community leaders, the local government and private sector, and religious leaders.
The anniversary ceremony in Isfara, which took place on April 18, followed a similar ceremony held in Istaravhan earlier this year on February 7, 2006.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SODA-6PE2XM?OpenDocument   (480 words)

 Islamic Group Murders Missionary? « News of Persecution & Suffering « International Christian Concern
Echoing a local newspaper attack on Beserab just before his murder, Isfara's mayor, interviewed by Forum 18, attacked Beserab's missionary work, referring to his past criminal convictions and alleging that the killing was solely drug-related.
The man thought to have carried out the murder, Saidullo Madyerov, is the son of the former imam of Isfara's central mosque.
Isfara is one of the most devoutly Muslim regions of
www.persecution.org /suffering/newssummpopup.php?newscode=128   (191 words)

 TAJIKISTAN: Further Mass Closures of Mosques.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Over the past three months, the local authorities in Isfara district of Tajikistan's northern Sogd region have closed down 33 of the district's 152 mosques, the chairman of the Isfara branch of the Islamic Revival Party, Abdusator Boboyev, told Keston News Service in the town of Isfara on 10 October.
The head of the department of religion of the Isfara district administration, Ismajon Puladov told Keston on 11 October in Isfara that "the overwhelming majority of mosques were closed because they were not registered at the district department of justice".
Speaking to Keston on 12 October in Isfara, the head of the Isfara district administration Mirzosharif Islamiddinov, and the public prosecutor of the district Emom Baibov, said one and the same thing: "If there is an article on registration in the law on religion, that means that registration is obligatory!"
www.starlightsite.co.uk /keston/kns/2002/021021TJ.htm   (845 words)

 Ibrahim.Jino-Net.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This site is a personal site as well as tell about Isfara, a town which is located in the northern part of Tajikistan.
In the XVI century there had been developed the buildings of large houses (mosques, medresehs).
In the XVII century Isfara was under the power of Kokand's Kingdom.
ibrahim.jino-net.ru   (186 words)

 Religioscope - > Closure of mosques in Tajikistan
Boboyev told Keston that the stage was set for the mosque closure campaign by an address given in Isfara on 9 July by the country's president, Emomali Rakhmonov, to the governors of the district.
Rakhmonov declared that among members of the Taliban being held at the U.S. base in Cuba were three Tajik citizens from the Isfara district, which he said had harmed Tajikistan's international standing.
According to Rakhmonov, the number of mosques in the Isfara district today is double the number of schools.
www.religioscope.com /notes/2002/093_tajik_mosque.htm   (840 words)

 The Voice of the Martyrs Canada
Sergei Besarab was on his knees praying and singing in the evening of January 12 when unidentified gunmen with automatic weapons rushed into the yard and shot him point blank through the window of the house of prayer.
Besarab was pastor of a young church in the ancient city of Isfara in the mountains of northern Tajikistan.
The Isfara region is generally considered more devoutly Muslim than the rest of the country.
www.persecution.net /news/tajikistan2.html   (319 words)

 Human Rights Without Frontiers, Int.
The head of Tajikistan's Religious Affairs Council, Said Akhmedov, said the clerics involved were members of the Islamic Renaissance Party and their preaching in mosques is therefore a violation of the constitutional prohibition against clergy participating in politics.
Tajik authorities have targeted Isfara since President Imomali Rakhmonov visited the district last month and noted there are more than 50 mosques, dozens of mullahs, and not enough schools in the small district.
He also said two of the prisoners captured in Afghanistan and held by the United States at the Guantanamo base in Cuba are Tajik citizens from Isfara.
www.hrwf.net /religiousfreedom/news/tajikistan2002.HTM   (278 words)

 EurasiaNet Culture - Government Tries to Clamp Down, as Islam’s Influence Builds in Northern Tajikistan
Dodojon Yakubov, a top IRP representative in Soghd, suggested Rahmonov’s aim was to blur the lines between Islamic radicals and moderate IRP loyalists in the hopes of eroding the party’s influence in the area.
In 1999 and 2000, militants from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) were active in the area adjacent to Isfara.
IMU fighters are said to have obtained food from some villages in the Isfara District, and reportedly made a good impression on local residents.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/culture/articles/eav110802.shtml   (1036 words)

 UNICEF - Tajikistan - Life skills-based education gets girls back to school in Tajikistan
ISFARA, Tajikistan, 7 November 2006 — Twenty per cent of young girls in Tajikistan are missing school.
Unemployment has so devastated the educated population that even many of them believe education is pointless, especially when it comes to girls.
Madina lives in Isfara, where more than 300 school girls had been identified to be at risk of not completing compulsory primary education because of poverty.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/Tajikistan_36494.html   (484 words)

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IAEC "Nabz" to develop mass media in Fergana Valley, at the meantime it is realizing the project of "Eurasia" Foundation with Kyrgyz partners.
Peope in Isfara use pure(clean) wheaten bread, meat and dairy food, vegetables and fruit.
In villages and farms in Isfara large horned cattle and fine cattle are cultivated.
www.schoolsonline.org /isfara/eng/web/do.htm   (355 words)

 Tajikistan pastor's martyrdom encourages more converts and workers : Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004
In Isfara, Vervai reported that hundreds of people came to the Jan. 15 funeral service, attended by local authorities whose words were encouraging.
When he was released, Bessarab and his wife Tamara, who had been involved in prison ministry for the last 10 years, received church training after they heard the call of God to plant a church in the city of Isfara in Northern Tajikistan.
He was one of six pastors that serve the approximately 400 members in the Tajikistan Baptist Union.
www.biblicalrecorder.org /content/news/2004/1_29_2004/ne290401tajikistan.shtml   (358 words)

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In January, 2003, Bessarab and his wife Tamara moved to the city of Isfara, in Northwest Tajikistan.
One of the Pastor's goals was to improve and enlarge the church sanctuary.
She went on, "God is preparing a special blessing for Isfara, because we are praying.
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/CWN/062504tajikistanpastor.aspx   (906 words)

 Tajikistan: Concern at New Islamic Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The emergence of a previously unknown radical Islamic group in Tajikistan, which the authorities accuse of murder and other crimes, is symptomatic of the government's failure to address major social and religious concerns, analysts say.
Until evidence to the contrary appears, the signs are that Bayat is specific to Isfara, and in particular the small town of Chorkuh, where Islam is unusually strong - women here are commonly seen wearing hejab rather than traditional Tajik dress.
After his speech, the authorities clamped down by closing a third of some 150 mosques operating in Isfara district, and withdrawing official recognition from a number of imams or prayer-leaders.
iwpr.gn.apc.org /?s=f&o=176609&apc_state=henirca2004   (1078 words)

 Tajik Islamic Party Activist Dies After Detention by Police - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The body of Sadullo Marupov, 45, of the Islamic Rebirth Party, was found Thursday in the Isfara town morgue in the northern Soghd region, a day after he had been detained by police, said Kiyomiddin Avazov, a party representative in the capital Dushanbe.
He said police had told party members in Isfara that Marupov had killed himself by jumping from the third floor of the police station.
Police and prosecutor’s office in Isfara said Marupov’s death was being investigated and refused to give any details.
mosnews.com /news/2006/05/05/tajikkilling.shtml   (493 words)

 Press Releases: Ferghana Valley, Central Asia: Young rescuers prepare to save lives
Firdauz is a secondary school student from the Isfara region of Tajikistan, and a member of the DIPECHO Young Rescuers Group (YRG) in his community.
Firdauz' village was one of eight chosen in the Isfara region, with a total YRG membership of over 180 youth.
In the eight schools where the Young Rescuer Groups were formed, about 5400 children attend classes, 4000 of whom have attended training on how to react to natural disasters and how to administer first aid.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KOCA-6JEDFB?OpenDocument   (550 words)

 Swiss-IFC Central Asia Partnership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The purpose of these events is to keep them informed about innovative agricultural techniques, machinery, new irrigation methods and crop varieties.
So far several Field Days have been held including the one in Isfara, Tajikistan, at Case demonstration farm in Uzbekistan and in Yazevan, Ferghana district, Uzbekistan.
The Field Day arranged by the “CASE New Holland Corporation” was held at a Case demonstration farm in October 2002.
www2.ifc.org /centralasia/fom/field.htm   (200 words)

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