Nataliya Rovenskaya/Europe and Central Asia Consultant

Nataliya Rovenskaya, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia consultant, previously worked in the Russia program at the Ford Foundation. She completed her graduate studies at Columbia University in international affairs, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Follow her on Twitter @NRovenskaya_CPJ.

In message from Uzbek jail, journalist hints of abuse

News is rare from Uzbek prisons, where authorities are holding at least four independent reporters in retaliation for critical journalism: Muhammad Bekjanov, Yusuf Ruzimuradov, Dilmurod Saiid, and Salidzhon Abdurakhmanov. All four are serving lengthy sentences. Uzbek authorities refuse even to update CPJ or other human rights organizations on the journalists’ whereabouts, status, or well-being.

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