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Kyrgyzstan: Health of prisoner of conscience at risk: Azimjan Askarov

, Index number: EUR 58/2195/2020

Azimjan Askarov has been jailed for almost 10 years on fabricated charges in retaliation for his human rights work. He will turn 69 in May and suffers from cardiac and respiratory conditions that have gravely deteriorated in prison. His life is at serious risk, amid the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan and he must be released.

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