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Uzbekistan - Journalist held for 16 years must be freed at once

Reporters without borders
Ўзбек тилида ўқиш / Read in Uzbek Читать по-русски / Read in Russian As Uzbekistan prepares to receive a visit from UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon on 12 June, Reporters Without Borders and the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia call on the authorities to immediately release Muhammad Bekjanov, one of the world's longest held journalists. Awarded the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in 2013, Bekjanov used to edit Uzbekistan's main opposition newspaper. Married, the father of three children and (...)

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