About a dozen Internet providers had since Saturday blocked access to Facebook and several independent sites including tjknews.com and centrasia.ru.
The government’s communication agency declined to comment.
Tadjikistan is a former Soviet republic in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan. The poorest of the former Soviet nations, it has been ruled with an iron fist by Emomali Rakhmon since 1992.
A news spokesman said she did not know if the decision to block the sites was political, adding she had been told it was for technical and security reasons.
The blocked sites regularly publish articles critical of Rakhmon’s regime.
The insidiousness of the creeping cloud of removal of freedoms is an ongoing and never stopping mechanism put into place by despotic governments that see the Internet as the Devil Incarnate who is out to destroy their fiefdoms. Dissemination of information through whatever means available, either overt or covert, is the only way to fight for the right of freedom of speech and the integrity of the Internet.
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