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Tajikistan: Journalist jailed and at risk of torture: Daler Sharipov

, Index number: EUR 60/1808/2020

Independent journalist Daler Sharipov was arrested on 28 January and is held in pre-trial detention in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on trumped up charges of “inciting religious discord”. Daler Sharipov is being denied access to his lawyer and is at risk of torture. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression, and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

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