Kyrgyz court upholds life sentence of Central Asia’s most famous jailed journalist

Recent articles in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Journalists attacked during elections and ensuing unrest

“Independent news is essential to the public during these chaotic and quickly moving events. Kyrgyz authorities should ensure journalists can work freely and safely; law enforcement must stop attacking the press and ensure that protesters don’t target journalists either.”

Uzbek authorities should drop dubious case against journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev

Abdullaev faces charges of “offences against the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan” and “conspiracy to overthrow the constitutional regime,” each punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Azimjon Askarov: A profile

Campaigning journalist and human rights advocate Azimjon Askarov was Kyrgyzstan’s most famous prisoner.