Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Uzbek appeals court should overturn harsh sentence

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. 

September 3, 2009 4:53 PM ET


Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Two independent journalists jailed in Uzbekistan

New York, February 26, 2009--Two independent journalists arrested on trumped-up charges should be released immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

February 26, 2009 4:58 PM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Uzbekistan

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Uzbekistan

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. Lobbying efforts notwithstanding, the government maintained a deplorable press freedom record. With six reporters in prison in late year, Uzbekistan was the region's leading  jailer of journalists. International broadcast media remained blocked, and government security agents enforced censorship rules on domestic news media.

February 10, 2009 12:05 AM ET


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