Uzbekistan: Azam Farmonov and Alisher Karamatov (Letter writing marathon case sheet)
Azam Farmonov and Alisher Karamatov are prisoners of conscience, detained on 29 April 2006 as they defended the rights of local farmers who had accused district farming officials of malpractice, extortion and corruption. The two men were allegedly tortured, charged with extortion and subjected to an unfair trial where they were denied adequate legal representation. In this case sheet Amnesty International calls for their immediate and unconditional release and, in the meantime, appropriate medical treatment.
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