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Kyrgyzstan: Further information: Azimjan Askarov died in prison

, Index number: EUR 58/3256/2020

Azimjan Askarov, a human rights defender and an artist, died on 25 July in prison in Kyrgyzstan after showing symptoms of COVID-19. Azimjan Askarov spent ten years jailed on fabricated charges in retaliation for his human rights work.

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