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Gulshan Karaeva says the attacks are in retaliation for refusing to become a government informant.
In 2006, Alisher Karamatov was arrested, tortured in custody and forced to confess to politically-motivated charges, then sentenced to nine years in jail.
A court in the Tashkent district of Hamza recently convicted independent journalist Viktor Krymzalov in connection with an unbylined article on the Centrasia.ru independent news website which the plaintiff “assumed” he wrote. No evidence was presented to support the assumption.
CPJ is outraged by the politically-motivated new sentence handed to Muhammad Bekjanov, who has been in prison since 1999 on trumped-up charges.
There are concerns that Dzhamshid Karimov's health may have suffered due to the forced administration of psychotropic medicines during his detention.
ARTICLE 19 welcomes the committee's conclusion that the procedure for registering the NGO Democracy and Rights violated freedom of expression and association rights.
Gulbakhor Turayeva was taking a walk near her house with her children when she was approached by two women, accompanied by two men. One of the women asked her if her name was Gulbakhor; when the journalist said yes, the woman attacked her.
The government approved on 5 August the setting up of a "committee of experts on information and mass communication" to monitor the country's media.
Lola Karimova had sought moral damages against online news agency Rue89 for a May 2010 article that called her the daughter of "dictator Karimov," and alleged she was "whitewashing Uzbekistan's image" through charity events.
Norboi Kholjigitov is a longstanding member of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan, who defended farmers' rights in the Samarkand province, helping farmers fight expropriation of their farms.
Tatyana Dovlatova had assisted Russian journalists in the preparation of a news item on the life of Russian people in the former Soviet Republics, which had angered the Uzbek authorities.
Authorities barred Abdumalik Boboyev from traveling to Germany by denying him the exit visa required for travel outside Uzbekistan.
Yusuf Jumaev was arrested in the weeks before the December 2007 presidential election after he called for President Karimov's resignation.
Lola Karimova was described in a Rue89 article as a "dictator's daughter" who uses charity events to "whitewash her country's image."
Groups of women accosted the activists at their homes, screaming insults at them for speaking on the Russian news programme "Special Correspondent".
For years the government has obstructed the organisation's work by denying visas and work accreditation to staff, and has now moved to liquidate its office registration, forcing Human Rights Watch to end its presence in Tashkent after 15 years.
Journalist Abdumalik Boboyev was found guilty on three counts but given the "mildest possible sentence".
Vladimir Berezovskii was convicted on charges of criminal defamation and insult, while another journalist, Abdumalik Boboev, also faces defamation charges.
Vladimir Berezovsky is facing up to six months in jail, up to three years of corrective labor, or a fine of up to US$12,000 if convicted on the charges.
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Local television stations in the southern Kyrgyzstani city of Osh were ordered to cease transmissions in the wake of interethnic violence in the region.