Kyrgyz :Court upholds life sentence for Kyrgyz journalist and activist Azimjon Askarov

Kyrgyz authorities should immediately release journalist and human rights activist Azimjon Askarov and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Kyrgyzstan’s Chui Regional Court today upheld a September 2010 life sentence against Askarov on charges of complicity in murder and inciting hatred for reporting on fatal ethnic violence in June of that year. The journalist’s […]

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