Islam Karimov

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Two independent journalists jailed in Uzbekistan

February 26, 2009 4:58 PM ET

New York, February 26, 2009--Two independent journalists arrested on trumped-up charges should be released immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Uzbekistan

February 10, 2009 12:05 AM ET

Throughout the year, President Islam Karimov's administration sought to persuade the European Union and Western nations that it was on a path of reform. It urged the EU to lift sanctions imposed in 2005 after Uzbek troops killed hundreds of...

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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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Uzbek journalists under tighter restriction since Andijan

May 13, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Mr. President, On the third anniversary of the May 13, 2005, massacre of civilians by Uzbek security forces in the city of Andijan, the Committee to Protect Journalists--an independent, nonpartisan organization that defends journalist rights worldwide--calls on you and your government to cease your unrelenting repression of Uzbekistan's independent and opposition media.

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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: Europe Analysis

February 5, 2008 12:07 PM ET

Rewriting the Law to Make Journalism a CrimeBy Nina OgnianovaIn its 17 years on the air, Moscow-based Ekho Moskvy Radio has enjoyed, by Russian standards, extraordinary editorial independence. Nearly alone among Russian broadcasters in its critical approach, the station employs...

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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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2007 prison census: 127 journalists jailed

December 1, 2007 1:34 PM ET

Detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist....

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