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Medical letter writing action: Uzbekistan: Otanazar Aripov

, Index number: EUR 62/013/1994

Otanazar Aripov, a professor of physics and secretary of the central committee of the outlawed opposition party Erk, is serving a five-year prison sentence. AI has adopted him as a prisoner of conscience. He is asthmatic and AI is concerned by reports that he has been sent to a strict regime corrective labour colony in central Uzbekistan. Prisoners there reportedly work in a chemicals factory. AI fears that such work may be detrimental to his health in view of his asthma.

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