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Azimjon Askarov

March 26, 2018 11:20 PM ET

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Azimjon Askarov

December 12, 2017 4:18 PM ET

Eight years after sentencing Azimjon Askarov to life in prison, Kyrgyzstan continues to resist international calls for his immediate release. After the U.N. Human Rights Committee called on Kyrgyzstan to release Askarov because of his unjust detention, Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Court...

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2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

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

December 14, 2015 7:59 PM ET

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

December 9, 2014 9:33 PM ET

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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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, July 2014

August 1, 2014 12:20 PM ET

CPJ conducts fact-finding mission in Ukraine Muzaffar Suleymanov, CPJ's Europe and Central Asia Research Associate, traveled to Kiev on July 6 on a week-long fact-finding mission and spoke to more than a dozen local and international journalists about press freedom...

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CPJ meets with Kyrgyz prosecutor-general, calls for reopening Askarov case

July 14, 2014 5:40 PM ET

This month, the prosecutor-general of Kyrgyzstan, Aida Salyanova, told the Committee to Protect Journalists that her office is working hard to fight corruption and ensure transparency in government activities. We are not convinced....

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Kyrgyzstan

February 12, 2014 1:21 AM ET

While President Almazbek Atambayev urged the state council in March to enforce rule of law and guarantee the protection of human rights, he demonstrated little political will to bring about such changes. Authorities showed no intent to revive the Uzbek-language...

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Kyrgyzstan should reopen case of jailed journalist

February 27, 2013 5:11 PM ET

Dear Prosecutor General Salyanova: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to bring to your attention the case of Azimjon Askarov, an investigative reporter and human rights activist imprisoned in Kyrgyzstan. CPJ has written widely about Askarov, who was sentenced to a life term on fabricated charges in a trial marred by procedural violations. Now, following new evidence that has come to light, we ask that you respect Kyrgyzstan's commitment to the rule of law and fulfill the public pledges that President Almazbek Atambayev has made in regards to the journalist's case.

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A litmus test for Kyrgyzstan's anti-corruption campaign

July 12, 2012 1:03 PM ET

Campaigners from local rights activists to U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay are urging Kyrgyz authorities to review the case of Azimjon Askarov, an investigative reporter and human rights activist serving a life sentence in Kyrgyzstan. ...

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