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Uzbekistan: Journalist at risk of further jail time: Muhammad Bekzhanov

, Index number: EUR 62/5366/2016

Journalist Muhammad Bekzhanov, aged 62, who is scheduled to be released in January after spending more than 17 years in prison on politically motivated charges, has been put in a punishment cell. In Uzbekistan, this is the usual practice before the authorities arbitrarily extend prisoner’s sentence.

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