Europe & Central Asia / 2005

Investigators name chief suspect in murder of opposition editor

May 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2005—Investigators in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, said late yesterday that a 46-year-old Georgian citizen is the chief suspect in the March 2 murder of Elmar Huseynov, founder and editor of the opposition news magazine Monitor. The National Security Ministry (MNB), which is conducting the inquiry into Huseynov's...

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Russian journalists released from jail after being arrested at rally

May 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2005—A Belarusian court granted early release Saturday to two Russian journalists arrested last week while covering an opposition demonstration in the capital, Minsk, that marked the anniversary of the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The journalists were freed along with 12 Russians who participated in the...

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Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks

April 28, 2005 4:17 PM ET

Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks By Joel Campagna Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, London...

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BELARUS

April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 27, 2005 Posted: May 3, 2005 Aleksey Ametyov, Newsweek Mikhail Romanov, Moskovsky Komsomolets LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED A court in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, handed jail sentences to two Russian journalists arrested while covering an opposition rally, according to local and international press reports....

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UZBEKISTAN

April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 27, 2005 Posted: May 17, 2005 Marina Kozlova, United Press International LEGAL ACTION The Foreign Ministry denied press accreditation to Marina Kozlova, Tashkent correspondent for United Press International (UPI)....

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Two Russian journalists jailed after opposition rally

April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 27, 2005—A court in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, handed brief jail sentences today to two Russian journalists arrested while covering an opposition rally, according to local and international press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by the action and called for the release...

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Attacker: ‘I will teach you how to write'

April 26, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 26, 2005—Independent Uzbek journalist Ulugbek Haydarov remained hospitalized today after a severe weekend beating at the doorstep of his home by an assailant who shouted, "I will teach you how to write," according to local and international press reports. Haydarov suffered a broken collarbone and multiple bruises...

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Exiled editor of Kazakh opposition weekly detained for two days

April 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2005—Police in the Russian city of Volokolamsk detained Irina Petrushova, editor of the Kazakh opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye, for two days at the request of Kazakh authorities, she told the Committee to Protect Journalists shortly after her release today. Petrushova, a 2002 winner of CPJ's...

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RUSSIA

April 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 23, 2005 Posted: May 3, 2005 Irina Petrushova, Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye HARASSED, IMPRISONED Police in the Russian city of Volokolamsk detained Petrushova, editor of the Kazakh opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye, for two days at the request of Kazakh authorities, the journalist told CPJ....

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UZBEKISTAN

April 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

APRIL 23, 2005 Posted: May 3, 2005 Ulugbek Haydarov, freelance ATTACKED Haydarov was hospitalized after a severe beating at the doorstep of his home by an assailant who shouted, "I will teach you how to write," according to local and international press reports....

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