Dilmurod Saiid

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Dilmurod Saiid

Dilmurod Saiid is serving a 12-and-a-half-year prison term at a high-security prison colony outside Navoi in southwestern Uzbekistan where he was beaten and placed under psychological pressure, according to news reports and his lawyer. In 2013, Saiid was denied adequate medical treatment for tuberculosis he contracted in jail, reports said. On October 14, 2016, the…

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In message from Uzbek jail, journalist hints of abuse

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News is rare from Uzbek prisons, where authorities are holding at least four independent reporters in retaliation for critical journalism: Muhammad Bekjanov, Yusuf Ruzimuradov, Dilmurod Saiid, and Salidzhon Abdurakhmanov. All four are serving lengthy sentences. Uzbek authorities refuse even to update CPJ or other human rights organizations on the journalists’ whereabouts, status, or well-being.

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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. 

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Uzbek journalist Bobomurod Abdullayev (center), was acquitted and released from state custody on May 7, 2018. (Reuters/Mukhammadsharif Mamatkulov)

Uzbekistan releases remaining jailed journalists

New York, May 7, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from custody today of Uzbek journalists Bobomurod Abdullaev and Hayot Nasriddinov, who had been on trial in Tashkent since March 5, 2018. With the pair’s release, there are no journalists behind bars in Uzbekistan for the first time in two decades, according to…

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CPJ urges Uzbek president to lift media restrictions

January 23, 2017 Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of Uzbekistan Via email: Presidents_office@press-service.uz Dear President Mirziyoyev, A month after your inauguration as Uzbekistan’s second president, we at the Committee to Protect Journalists are writing to urge you to reverse the repressive media policies of your predecessor, the late President Islam Karimov, and to dismantle damaging restrictions on…

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2016 Analysis: Turkey’s crackdown leads to record high | CPJ Methodology | Blog: Imprisoned in Panama | Blog: Weighing China cases | Video: Turkey: A Prison For Journalists | Video: Prison Census 2016

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2015 prison census: 199 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2015 Analysis: China, Egypt imprison record numbers of journalists Blog: None jailed in Americas | Blog: Q&A with Vietnam’s Ta Phong Tan

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2014 prison census: 221 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2014 Analysis: Global tally second worst on record Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Uzbekistan

Following an established trend, authoritarian Uzbek leader Islam Karimov promised to address journalists’ concerns but did not follow through by ending the repressive climate for the press in the country. The decades-long harassment against government critics has virtually wiped out the media landscape, forcing the domestic and international community to rely on rumors or leaked…

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2013 prison census: 211 journalists jailed worldwide

As of December 1, 2013 Analysis: Second worst year on record | CPJ Blog: Turkey worst jailer once more

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