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Kyrgyzstan: Further information: Human rights defender beaten in custody: Azimzhan Askarov

, Index number: EUR 58/005/2010

Detained human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov may be at risk of further beatings in police custody in Kyrgyzstan. Amnesty International has seen photographs taken by his lawyer, showing large bruises on Azimzhan Askarov's body. His lawyer, Nurbek Toktagunov has been threatened with violence if he continues to represent him.

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