Islam Karimov

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A second Deutsche Welle reporter criminally charged

April 9, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 9, 2007-The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the criminal charges filed against Yuri Chernogayev, correspondent for the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Tashkent prosecutors charged Chernogayev on March 27 with “working without a license,” under Article 190...

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In Uzbekistan, journalist arrested and charged with smuggling illegal literature

February 13, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 13, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the January 22 detention of an independent journalist and human rights researcher in Tashkent. Umida Niyazova covered politics and human rights in Uzbekistan for the Central Asia news...

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2006 prison census: 134 journalists jailed

February 5, 2007 3:46 PM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 11:57 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Uzbekistan

February 5, 2007 11:00 AM ET

UZBEKISTAN President Islam Karimov continued his crackdown on the independent press, political opponents, and civil-society groups. As his foreign policy shifted away from the West, Karimov’s regime expelled dozens of foreign-funded nongovernmental organizations, including those supporting local media. The few...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Countries That Have Jailed Journalists

February 5, 2007 10:56 AM ET

ALGERIA: 2 Djamel Eddine Fahassi, Alger Chaîne III IMPRISONED: May 6, 1995 Fahassi, a reporter for the state-run radio station Alger Chaîne III and a contributor to several Algerian newspapers, including the now-banned weekly of the Islamic Salvation Front, Al-Forqane,...

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Uzbek reporter sentenced to six years in prison despite witness reversal

October 5, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 5, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged by the six-year prison sentence given today to independent reporter Ulugbek Khaidarov following a two-day trial in which the prosecution’s lead witness reportedly affirmed the journalist’s innocence. Khaidarov, whose...

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One Uzbek reporter confined in hospital, another in prison

September 26, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2006--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news that Uzbek journalist Dzhamshid Karimov, nephew of the president, has been forced into psychiatric hospitalization. CPJ is also gravely concerned by reports that raise disturbing questions about...

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In Uzbekistan, a journalist disappears and another is arrested

September 19, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 19, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the disappearance of one independent journalist in the central Uzbek city of Jizzakh and the arrest of another. Dzhamshid Karimov, a former correspondent of the London-based Institute...

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Government continues harassment of independent journalist

August 2, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the continued harassment of Nosir Zokirov, a former correspondent for the Uzbek service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) who has already served six months in prison on a specious...

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