Mounting concern about threats to media freedom in Kyrgyzstan
Recent articles in Kyrgyzstan

“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.”

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.

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