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Tajikistan: Further information: Independent journalist imprisoned for a year: Daler Sharipov

Index Number: EUR 60/2206/2020

Independent journalist Daler Sharipov was found guilty of trumped up charges of “inciting religious discord” by a court in Tajikistan on 16 April and sentenced to one year in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience, convicted solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression, and must be released immediately and unconditionally. He remains at risk of torture and of contracting COVID-19 in detention.

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