The United Tajik Opposition leadership today postponed "indefinitely" its arrival in Dushanbe for the National Reconciliation Commission’s inaugural session, which had been rescheduled to open August 31. Opposition chief of staff Dovlat Usmon today termed unacceptable the government-prepared accommodations for the opposition delegation and its security escort. (Itar-Tass, August 27) Opposition leaders and Usmon personally had already renounced some previously-agreed security guarantees for the sake of facilitating the beginning of the Commission’s work. (See Monitor, August 22)
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