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Uzbekistan: Appeal Case Update: Saidzhakhon Zainabitdinov - Prisoner of Conscience

, Index number: EUR 62/003/2006

According to reports, human rights defender Saidzhakhon Zainabitdinov was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in Tashkent on 5 January 2006, after what was effectively a secret trial. His current whereabouts are unknown. Amnesty International believes that Saidzhakhon Zainabitdinov is being punished for his legitimate human rights activities and continues to call for his immediate and unconditional release as a prisoner of conscience.

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