PEN Appeal: Urinboy Usmonov

October 18, 2011 President Emomali Rahmon via Tajikistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dushanbe Rudaki 42 734051 Fax: 992 372 210 259 Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,500 members of PEN American Center, an international organization… 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