Islam Karimov

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Journalists in prison, 2004

December 31, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Around the world, 122 journalists were in prison at the end of 2004 for practicing their profession, 16 fewer than the year before. International advocacy campaigns, including those waged by the Committee to Protect Journalists, helped win the early release...

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Persecuted journalist granted asylum in the U.S.

October 26, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, October 26, 2004—Ruslan Sharipov, an independent journalist and human rights activist who was persecuted, tortured and imprisoned by Uzbek authorities, has resettled in California after gaining political refugee status in the United States. In an interview with...

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A journalist released, but struggling

August 4, 2004 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 4, 2004—Uzbek authorities have released Madzid Abduraimov, a journalist with the national weekly Yangi Asr, who was imprisoned for three years after criticizing authorities in the southern Surkhandarya region. Abduraimov said he is struggling now to reclaim...

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2003 prison census: 138 journalists jailed

March 11, 2004 12:47 PM ET

There were 138 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2003 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is the same as last year. An analysis of the reasons behind this is contained in the...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Uzbekistan

March 11, 2004 12:00 PM ET

Increased international aid and the presence of U.S. troops using Uzbekistan as a base for the "war on terror" have focused new international attention on the country, forcing President Islam Karimov to pay lip service to press freedom. "Today, there...

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Attacks on the Press in 2003: Journalists in Prison

March 11, 2004 12:00 PM ET

There were 138 journalists in prison around the world at the end of 2003 who were jailed for practicing their profession. The number is the same as last year. An analysis of the reasons behind this is contained in the...

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CPJ: Press Freedom Reports 2000

January 20, 2004 10:18 AM ET

An Archive of Special Reports from Around the World 2000-2004...

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Court rejects imprisoned journalist's appeal

September 26, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2003—At a closed hearing yesterday, the City Court in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, rejected an appeal by jailed journalist and human rights activist Ruslan Sharipov to have his conviction and prison sentence overturned, according to local and...

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Imprisoned journalist reports being tortured

September 11, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 11, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has learned that Ruslan Sharipov, a jailed Uzbek journalist and human rights activist, issued a statement from prison on September 5 reporting that he pled guilty to one charge in...

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CPJ believes journalist's imprisonment is politically motivated

August 19, 2003 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) believes that the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of journalist and human rights activist Ruslan Sharipov are part of a politically motivated campaign to suppress press freedom in Uzbekistan.

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