Muhammad Sharif Himmatzoda

First chair of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) in the period 1990-1999. His first steps into the Islamic movement were in the 1980s and underground. In 1992, during the civil war that ravaged Tajikistan, he was at the head of 8000 people against Rahmon Nabiev's forces. Forced to exile, he lived in Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. When the conflict ended, he joined the Movement for Islamic Revival in Tajikistan (MIRT) and he was involved in the Inter-Tajik Peace Talks. In 2000 and 2005 he was elected to represent the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan in the parliament. The last political decision came in 2009 when he resigned to protest against the new law on religion.

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Date of Brith: 1953
Category: Politician   |   Last Update: 10-11-2016

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