Tajikistan has claimed to have closed almost 2,000 mosques in 2017. Officials claimed they were closed at the request of local residents, but have not been able to explain why they only allow mosques with a capacity far below the possible numbers of worshippers.
Forum 18, http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2356
"Tajikistan: Almost Two Thousand Mosques Closed in 2017,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 38
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol38/iss4/5