Alisher Saipov

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UN reviews Kyrgyzstan's human rights, free press record

March 10, 2014 12:14 PM ET

Today, the U.N. Human Rights Committee begins its two-day review of Kyrgyzstan's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. By ratifying the treaty in October 1994, Kyrgyz authorities pledged to enforce internationally recognized provisions regarding the protection...

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Five years on, no resolution to Alisher Saipov's murder

October 24, 2012 4:20 PM ET

Five years ago today, press freedom in Kyrgyzstan received a deadly blow from which it has never recovered. Alisher Saipov, one of most promising and prominent regional reporters of his time, was murdered in his native city of Osh....

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Independent journalist brutally attacked in Kyrgyzstan

August 15, 2011 12:40 PM ET

New York, August 15, 2011--Kyrgyz authorities must thoroughly investigate Wednesday's brutal attack on Shokhrukh Saipov, the Osh-based editor and publisher of the news website UzPress, and bring his assailants to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Shokhrukh Saipov...

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CPJ testimony: Threats to free media in the OSCE region

June 9, 2010 11:00 AM ET

Kazakhstan, the current chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, has failed to live up to its press freedom commitments, CPJ’s Muzaffar Suleymanov told the Congressional Helsinki Commission in Washington today....

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Kyrgyzstan

February 16, 2010 12:28 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal;margins:5px;} Top Developments• Saipov murder case unsolved and beset by questions.• Four journalists badly beaten; no arrests made. Key Statistic 76: Percentage of vote won by Kurmanbek Bakiyev in flawed presidential election. The press climate deteriorated in this mountainous...

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Uzbekistan

February 16, 2010 12:08 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Nation is a persistent jailer of journalists.• Security agents enforce rigid censorship. Key Statistic 4: Years EU human rights sanctions were in place before being lifted in 2009. President Islam Karimov’s authoritarian government held at...

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Karimov chastises Uzbekistan’s 'toothless' reporters

February 2, 2010 4:36 PM ET

Addressing the joint session of Uzbekistan’s parliament on Wednesday, President Islam Karimov urged his lawmakers to be more active in their work, saying that laws should address public needs, and blaming the local press corps for being “toothless” in its...

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Kyrgyz authorities must stop rise in attacks against press

December 16, 2009 5:02 PM ET

New York, December 16, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for an end to the unrelenting wave of unsolved attacks on journalists in Kyrgyzstan....

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Kyrgyzstan court rejects new probe in Saipov murder

December 9, 2009 4:57 PM ET

New York, December 9, 2009—Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court ruled today that the prosecution of a man accused in the 2007 murder of Alisher Saipov, editor of the Uzbek-language weekly Siyosat, can proceed, the independent news Web site Ferghana reported. Saipov’s family...

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Kyrgyzstan must disclose findings in Alisher Saipov murder

October 22, 2009 3:41 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Kyrgyz authorities to make public the findings of their investigation into the murder of Alisher Saipov, left, the editor of the Uzbek-language newspaper Siyosat, who was shot in...

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