Kyrgyzstan: Further information: Human rights defender jailed for life: Azimzhan Askarov

Kyrgyzstan: Further information: Human rights defender jailed for life: Azimzhan Askarov

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Index Number: EUR 58/015/2010
Date Published: 15 September 2010
Categories: Kyrgyzstan

Azimzhan Askarov, director of the human rights organization Vozdukh (Air) in Kyrgyzstan, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after an unfair trial Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, targeted in response to his legitimate human rights activities.


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