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Askarov takes his case to the UN for appeal

Awarded CPJ's 2012 International Press Freedom Award, Kyrgyzstan journalist Azimjon Askarov is serving a life sentence in retaliation for his reporting. In a special report, CPJ documented the torture, lack of evidence, and fabricated charges leading to his sentence. 

In reference to CPJ's award to Askarov, The Journal of Turkish Weekly reports on a detailed 115-page document filed by Askarov's lawyers to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the unfair trial and injustice leading to his imprisonment.  

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