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Uzbekistan Frees Jailed Dissident After Kerry Visit

Uzbekistan on Thursday freed one of its longest-serving political prisoners, a local human rights group said, shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the country. Murod Juraev, 63, an ex-parliamentarian and a member of the banned Erk (Freedom) party, was jailed for 12 years in 1994 for "attempting to overthrow the constitutional order." While he was in prison, his term was extended four times for alleged violation of prison rules. "Murod Juraev was...

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