Uzbekistan / 2009

Uzbek appeals court should overturn harsh sentence

September 3, 2009 4:53 PM ET

New York, September 3, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Samarkand Regional Court in central Uzbekistan to overturn on appeal a 12 and a half year jail sentence given to independent journalist Dilmurod Saiid. His appeal is scheduled for review September 8. ...

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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 citizens during antigovernment protests in the eastern city of Andijan....

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