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Archive for May 21st, 2010

ЕСПЧ Против Экстрадиции Из России Двух Граждан Таджикистана

Posted by Info on 21/05/2010

Европейский суд по правам человека запретил России экстрадировать на родину двух граждан Таджикистана. По мнению судей, там их ждут пытки и издевательства.

Такой вердикт вынес в четверг, 20 мая, Европейский суд по правам человека (ЕСПЧ) по иску таджикского гражданина узбекского происхождения Мамурджона Хайдарова, находящегося в одном из московских СИЗО.
Кроме того, суд обязал Россию выплатить истцу 15 тысяч евро в качестве компенсации, так как он находится в заключении уже более двух лет.

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Cannes Festival – “Cinema against AIDS”: Shock At Presence Of Uzbek Dictator’s Daughter – Others In Jail For Fighting HIV In Uzbekistan

Posted by Info on 21/05/2010

Some months ago, a young activist, Maksim Popov, aged 27, was sentenced to seven years in prison for distributing information about the fight against AIDS, a virus that is wreaking havoc Uzbekistan as it is elsewhere. The brochures he was distributing were about how to stem the spread of HIV. These publications were deemed by the court to be “contrary to the mentality and moral basis of the Uzbek people’s society, religion, culture and traditions”.
It should not be forgotten either that homosexuality is a crime punishable by three years imprisonment in this country; and it is a criminal offence to discuss condoms with anyone under-age.

HOWEVER
At the 2010 Cannes Festival the annual “Cinema against AIDS” evening held on 20.5. with the presence of Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Spain and Switzerland, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, central Asia’s “outstanding” dictator.

Reporters Without Borders reminds: While AmfAR on 10 May signed a petition calling for the release of Maksim Popov, you currently have among your donors, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president, whose courts are responsible for the conviction of Maksim Popov. Could it be that you have a selective memory when you are offered major funding. Does it alter your objectives?

While Reporters Without Borders does not wish to engage in further polemic about the current correlation between financial contributions and blindness to the real situation in Uzbekistan, the organisation nevertheless wishes to stress the discredit that this case could reflect on the event and the work of AmfAR, and thus to its members, however prominent they may be. Are Sharon Stone, Giorgio Armani and Elizabeth Taylor, to name just a few, aware of the Uzbek political context? Do they approve of the policy towards human rights defenders and the repression of AIDS prevention?

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