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Tajikistan - Prosecutor requests 14 years for reporter who criticized local officials

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the case that the state prosecutor in Asht, in the northern province of Sugd, presented in court yesterday against the journalist Makhmadyusuf Ismoilov and by the 16-year jail term he requested (which would be reduced to 14 years under a recent amnesty law). The local correspondent of the newspapers Nuri Zindagi and Istiklol, Ismoilov has been held since 23 November 2010. “Everything about this prosecution smacks of political revenge rather than (...)

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