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Uzbekistan: End of a long and painful wait: former prisoner finally granted permission to travel abroad

, Index number: EUR 62/7263/2017

The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), Amnesty International and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) welcome the news that on 7 October 2017 the Uzbekistani authorities granted permission to travel abroad to former parliamentarian Murad Dzhuraev, who was convicted for anti-state crimes on politically-motivated charges and sentenced to 12 years in prison after an unfair trial in 1995. Murad Dzhuraev was released from prison in November 2015 after completing a 21-year sentence in cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions.

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