Alisher Saipov

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Kyrgyzstan must disclose findings in Alisher Saipov murder

October 22, 2009 3:41 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Kyrgyz authorities to make public the findings of their investigation into the murder of Alisher Saipov, left, the editor of the Uzbek-language newspaper Siyosat, who was shot in...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Kyrgyzstan

February 10, 2009 12:26 AM ET

Three years after a popular uprising inspired hope for reform, press conditions stagnated and, in many respects, deteriorated. A high-profile murder remained unsolved, with no evident progress in the investigation. Two editors faced criminal prosecution, and their newspapers were shuttered...

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Authorities rule out journalism in Saipov case

November 21, 2008 2:15 PM ET

In response to Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Dmitry Fedorov's announcement today about the progress of the official Kyrgyz investigation into the October 2007 murder of ethnic Uzbek journalist Alisher Saipov, we released the following statement......

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No justice for Alisher

October 23, 2008 12:51 PM ET

Alisher Saipov, a 26-year-old independent editor, was brutally silenced on October 24, 2007. An unidentified killer fired at him three times, using a Makarov pistol, in his hometown of Osh, Kyrgyzstan....

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Saipov’s murder investigation shut down again

April 10, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the Kyrgyzstan authorities’ closure of the investigation into the October murder of Alisher Saipov, editor of the independent Uzbek-language weekly Siyosat (Politics). This is the second time authorities...

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Saipov’s murder investigation shut down again

April 10, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 10, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the Kyrgyzstan authorities’ closure of the investigation into the October murder of Alisher Saipov, editor of the independent Uzbek-language weekly Siyosat (Politics). This is the second time authorities...

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CPJ urges resumption of Kyrgyz murder probe

February 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President, The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the lack of progress in the investigation into the October assassination of Alisher Saipov, editor of the independent Uzbek-language weekly Siyosat (Politics). Four months after this brazen crime, Kyrgyz officials in charge of the probe announced--amid conflicting press reports--that the investigation was suspended. The Saipov family was not informed of the suspension in time to seek reconsideration.

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Kyrgyzstan

February 5, 2008 10:59 AM ET

KYRGYZSTAN One prominent editor was slain and other journalists faced escalating government harassment, violent attacks, and lawlessness amid intense political rivalry between President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and opposition parties in parliament. In the face of recurring protests, Bakiyev periodically made political...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Uzbekistan

February 5, 2008 10:14 AM ET

UZBEKISTAN In power for nearly two decades, President Islam Karimov had little trouble securing another seven-year term in office. He faced three candidates but no genuine opposition in a December election that international observers said was neither free nor fair....

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Journalists killed in 2007

December 18, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Journalist Deaths Hit Decade Peak Half in Iraq; record number in Somalia...

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