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Uzbekistan - Sham trial ends in heavy fine for well-known freelancer

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Rigged evidence used to send a new warning to the few remaining independent journalists Well-known freelance journalist Said Abdurakhimov's conviction has reminded Uzbekistan's media personnel yet again that they are subject to completely arbitrary rule. At the end of a summary trial on 28 June, a Tashkent court fined Abdurakhimov 9.6 million soms (2,400 euros on the black market) on charges of working “without accreditation” and “threatening social order” for writing about people who were (...)

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