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

, Index number: EUR 58/015/2010

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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