New York, October 13, 2011--As a court in
Tajikistan prepares to issue verdicts in the politicized criminal prosecutions
of BBC correspondent Urinboy
Usmonov, and Makhmadyusuf
Ismoilov, a reporter with the independent weekly Nuri Zindagi, the Committee to Protect Journalists is demanding
New York, September 29, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the ongoing imprisonment of
journalist Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov and is dismayed by prosecutors' call for a
hefty prison term on defamation and other charges.
New York, December 16, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists today denounced the imprisonment in northern Tajikistan of Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov, a reporter with the Dushanbe-based independent weekly Nuri Zindagi. Ismoilov was arrested in Sogd region on November 23, but the regional press first reported on the case on Monday. Ismoilov is currently being held in a pretrial facility in the city of Khujand, according to the local press.