Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Court sentences journalist to five years in prison colony

June 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2005—An arbitration court in the central Russian city of Smolensk convicted independent journalist Nikolai Goshko on charges of criminal defamation and sentenced him to five years in a prison colony for defaming three Smolensk officials in a July 2000 broadcast on the independent station, Radio Vesna....

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Correspondent released after serving ‘hooliganism' sentence

June 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 15, 2005—Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi yesterday released Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), after he served a 10-day detention on charges of hooliganism, IWPR Central Asia Editor Filip Noubel told CPJ. Police arrested Karayev on...

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CPJ Update

June 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update June 15, 2005 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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SERBIA and MONTENEGRO

June 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JUNE 11, 2005 Posted: June 30, 2005 Grujica Spasovic, Danas Danas THREATENED An anonymous telephone threat was made to the Belgrade-based independent daily after Danas reported that the Serbian government had identified the town where indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic was hiding....

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Journalist arrested in southern Uzbekistan

June 7, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2005—Authorities in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi have detained, arrested, and sentenced Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), on charges of hooliganism. On Saturday, June 4, an unknown woman attacked Karayev and human rights activist Gaybulla Djalilov,...

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RUSSIA

June 6, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JUNE 6, 2005 Posted: June 21, 2005 Nikolai Goshko, Radio Vesna and Odintsovskaya Nedelya LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED An arbitration court in the central Russian city of Smolensk convicted independent journalist Nikolai Goshko on charges of criminal defamation and sentenced him to five years in a prison colony for defaming three...

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Kosovo journalist shot

June 6, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 6, 2005— Unidentified assailants shot journalist Bardhyl Ajeti from a passing car in Kosovo last Friday, according to international press reports Ajeti, a reporter for the Albanian-language daily Bota Sot (World Today), is now in a coma. Ajeti, 28, was driving from Kosovo's capital of Pristina to...

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UZBEKISTAN

June 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JUNE 4, 2005 Posted: June 21, 2005 Tulkin Karayev, Institute for War and Peace Reporting LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED Authorities in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi detained, arrested, and sentenced Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), on charges of hooliganism....

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SERBIA and MONTENEGRO

June 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

JUNE 3, 2005 Posted: August 22, 2005 Bardhyl Ajeti, Bota Sot KILLED—CONFIRMED Ajeti, 28, a reporter for the Albanian-language daily Bota Sot (World Today), died in an Italian hospital on June 25, three weeks after being shot in Kosovo, Agence France-Presse reported....

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Journalist detained for 40 days without due process

June 3, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Editor's note: The original text of this alert has been corrected to accurately characterize the newspaper Minbar i Halq. New York, June 2, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the 40-day detention of Jumaboy Tolibov, an independent journalist from northern Tajikistan. This week, deputy regional prosecutor Izatullo Mukhammadiyev confirmed the...

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