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Amnesty Urges Kyrgyzstan to Free Activist Serving Life Sentence

Rights organization Amnesty International is urging Kyrgyzstan’s government to release Azimjan Askarov, a human rights advocate serving life in prison.   Amnesty said in a statement Wednesday that Askarov is “a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.”   The rights group believes that the charges against Askarov were fabricated and politically motivated.   In April 2016, the United Nations Human Rights...

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