Writers at Risk Database Azimjon Askarov

Azimjon Askarov

Askarov died July 25, 2020 after contracting pneumonia in Kyrgyz state custody. He was serving a life sentence for alleged involvement in ethnic violence, a charge understood as politically-motivated… More

Detained Uzbek Journalist Suffers Stroke

PEN International is deeply concerned about the news that Kyrgyzstan-based Uzbek journalist Ulugbek Abdusalamov has suffered a serious stroke while detained at a hospital. More

Seriously Ill Uzbek Journalist Remains Detained

International human rights groups and free press organizations report that Kyrgyzstan-based Uzbek journalist Ulugbek Abdusalamov is being held in retaliation for reporting on human rights abuses in southern Kyrgyzstan. More