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Tajikistan: Further information: Torture fears for detained human rights lawyer: Buzurgmekhr Yorov

Index Number: EUR 60/7205/2017

Human rights lawyer Buzurgmekhr Yorov is serving a 28-year prison sentence on politically motivated grounds. He is allegedly being subjected to regular beatings – accompanied by threats, insults and harassment – by officials at the detention centre. Buzurgmekhr Yorov continues to be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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