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Tajikistan: Further information: Lawyers jailed on politically motivated charges: Buzurgmekhr Yorov and Nuriddin Makhkamov

, Index number: EUR 60/4973/2016

Tajikistani lawyer Buzurgmekhr Yorov, and his co-defendant, lawyer Nuriddin Makhkamov, were sentenced on 6 October to 23 and 21 years in prison respectively. The charges against them are politically motivated and intended as a reprisal for representing members of the banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT).

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