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First name:  Muhiddin

Last name:  Olimpur

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Correspondent - Photographer
  • Media outlet:  BBC
  • Type of media:  radio
  • Born:  2 March 1946 Tajikistan

  • Died:  12 Dec 1995 Tajikistan
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes


Found shot in the head near the University of Tajikistan in Dushanbe.

  • Tajikistan - 1992-97
  • Clashes between pro-communists and Islamists increased after independence in September 1991 and civil war broke out in the south. A ceasefire was signed in 1997.

  • Heads a department of the government news agency TajikTA until 1979.
    Reports on local cultural affairs but also sends political and economic news to the BBC.
    Filmmaker and author.


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