Mahmudjon Faizrahmonov, an IRPT spokesman, told Al Jazeera that renewed unrest appears to be on the horizon.  

“We expect the situation to get worse,” he said.

“The undemocratic policies of President Rahmon will move the country towards violence. There are extremist parties across the border in Afghanistan. Rahmon’s undemocratic policies play into their hands, but we reject violence.” 

Analysts say the Central Asian nation is under internal and external pressure after the decades-long rule of Emomali Rahmon.