New York, November 6, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists has created this petition, calling on Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev to release unjustly imprisoned journalist Azimjon Askarov without delay.
Askarov is one of four international journalists who have risked their lives to reveal abuses of power, and who will be honored with CPJ's 2012 International Press Freedom Awards on November 20. He will not attend the awards ceremony; instead, he will be spending yet another night in a cold prison cell.
CPJ asks its supporters to sign the petition to release this brave journalist and human rights defender.
Full petition available here: www.causes.com/freeaskarov