Daler Sharifov

On January 28, 2020, authorities detained Sharifov in a home raid and later charged him with inciting ethnic, racial, and religious hatred. In April 2020, he was sentenced to… More

Bbc Journalist Found Guilty, Released Under Amnesty Law

Urinboy Usmonov, journalist with the British Broadcasting Service’s Central Asian Service, has been found guilty of spreading Islamic propaganda through his reporting on the banned extremist group Hizb-ut-Tahir. More

Trial of Bbc Journalist Begins

The trial of journalist Urinboy Usmonov of the British Broadcasting Service’s Central Asian Service has begun. Usmonov has been indicted on fabricated charges of "complicity in the activities of… More

Bbc Journalist Released on Bail

PEN International welcomes the news that Urinboy Usmonov, who has worked for ten years for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Central Asian Service, has been released on bail. More

BBC Journalist Charged

PEN International protests the indictment of journalist Urinboy Usmonov on charges believed to be linked to his legitimate activities as a journalist. More

Bbc Journalist Arrested

PEN International joins the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in condemning the reported beating of its staff member, journalist Urunboy Usmonov in police custody in Tajikistan and the… More

FIGHT BOOK BANS with PEN AMERICA

Books are being banned at alarming rates across the country. Help PEN America uncover these bans and fight for the freedom to write and read.