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Tajikistan: Journalist arrested and reportedly tortured

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 60/004/2011

Tajikistani BBC journalist Urunboy Usmonov is awaiting trial after being charged with participation in the banned Islamic movement Hizb-ut-Tahrir. Amnesty International believes that he has been detained due to his journalistic work on Hizb-ut-Tahrir. He may have been tortured or ill-treated in detention.

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