Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Tajikistan: BBC Reporter Charged With Extremism Released On Bail

Posted by Info on 16/07/2011

Authorities arrested Urinboy Usmonov, a BBC World Service correspondent, on June 13 on charges of belonging to a banned Islamist group and indicted him with making “public calls to forcibly change the constitutional system of Tajikistan,” according to press reports and CPJ interviews. Unable to prove the initial charges, authorities amended the indictment.

Usmonov was just today released on bail but continue to be charged with extremism while a travel ban was imposed.


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