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Spotlight: Uzbekistan | Censorship | Free Expression & the Law

One of world's longest-imprisoned journalists now placed in solitary confinement

Muhammad Bekjanov – an Uzbek journalist who tried to initiate debate on taboo subjects such as the use of forced labour in the cotton harvest – has been placed in solitary confinement. The journalist has been in prison for 17 years, and the move could be a sign that the government is preparing to extend his prison term yet again.

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