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Tajikistan: Journalist Held on Baseless Charges

Expand Daler Sharipov. Source: Accessed by Human Rights Watch on February 20, 2020. © Youtube (Berlin) – Tajik authorities have detained a prominent independent journalist, apparently for his writing, Human Rights Watch said today. Daler Sharipov, who has been detained since January 28, 2020 for “inciting religious discord,” faces up to five years in prison if convicted. He has often criticized the government and reported on sensitive topics. Tajik authorities should take immediate steps to free Sharipov and in the meantime ensure that he is not…

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