Writer Faces Another Prison Term

PEN disturbed by reports that Uzbeki writer will not be released from prison on completion of his 14-year jail term. More

Mamadali Mahmudov | Status: Released | Uzbekistan

Mamadali Mahmudov is a renowned Uzbek writer and opposition activist who was released in 2013 after serving a 14-year sentence on charges related to a series of explosions in… More

Muhammad Bekjanov | Status: Released | Uzbekistan

A prominent Uzbek journalist in the period immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Muhammad Bekjanov came to be recognized as a leading voice in the struggle for… More

Dzamshid Karimov | Status: Disappeared | Uzbekistan

Dzamshid Karimov is a journalist who was held in psychiatric detention for over a year. He is known for being an outspoken critic of the government, and for his… More

Ruslan Sharipov | Status: In Exile | Uzbekistan

Ruslan Sharipov was one of several dozen students chosen to participate in a government-sponsored exchange program with U.S. universities in the fall of 1999. When Uzbek authorities canceled that… More