Islam Karimov

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Attacks on the Press 1999: Uzbekistan

A series of February bomb explosions in Tashkent that killed 16 people and injured more than 100 prompted Uzbek authorities to crack down on press freedom and other civil liberties, already nearly nonexistent in one of the most repressive countries of the former Soviet Union. Uzbek authorities claimed that the bomb attacks marked an attempt…

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Uzbekistan: Jailed reporter’s health worsens

Your Excellency: On behalf of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan organization of journalists dedicated to the defense of our colleagues around the world, I extend my greetings for the New Year.

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