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Uzbekistan – Charges dropped against freelance journalist Elena Bondar — Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders notes that the Uzbek authorities have dropped all charges against Elena Bondar , a freelance journalist who was briefly detained at Tashkent airport on 22 August on her return from an OSCE journalism seminar in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan (see below). Bondar was summoned to the customs department at the airport on 5 September and was told that there would be no criminal proceedings because experts had found no problematic content on the USB flash drives and other electronic material confiscated from her at the airport. Bondar was also told that, instead of civil proceedings, she was just being giving a “warning” for failing to declare this material, which was returned to her

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan: Letter to the Kyrgyz Government

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Almazbek Atambaev Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek Ul. Here is the original post: Kyrgyzstan: Letter to

Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Clinton Should Seek Concrete Rights Actions

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Astana) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should use her impending visits to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to promote concrete human

Kyrgyzstan: New Assault in Violence-Ridden Court Case

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (New York) - The Kyrgyz authorities should immediately investigate a new assault on a group of defendants, including a well known

Letter to the Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan regarding Safety of Defendants in Trial

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Kubatbek Kalbekovich Baibolov Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan Erkindik 39 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Cc: Interim leader, Roza Otunbaeva Dear Mr. Baibolov, Originally

Europe & ex-USSR – Central Asia, Turkey and the Ukraine cause concern, while the European model weakens

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) - Already denounced in the 2009 edition of the World Press Freedom Index, the often liberticidal legislative activity of certain European Union


Statement on Kyrgyzstan at the Human Rights Council | Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - See the rest here: Statement on Kyrgyzstan at the Human


CPJ asks Kyrgyz president to ensure fair trial of reporters | Committee to Protect Journalists

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - Dear President Otunbayeva: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to call your attention to the politicized prosecution of independent journalist

Kyrgyzstan: Ensure Safety, Fair Trial for Rights Defender

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - Update: (September 3, 2010, Bazar-Kurgan) - On September 2, 2010, the trial against Azimjon Askarov and another seven defendants on charges

Kyrgyzstan: International Investigation Planned

Human Rights Watch (HRW) - (Osh) - A planned independent international commission of inquiry into the recent violence in southern Kyrgyzstan should investigate all aspects of

Kyrgyzstan: Russian inaction reflects elite indifference

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Why has Moscow refused to intervene in the current humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan? Its inaction reflects the state

Kyrgyzstan: US can seize moral high ground

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The United States has a strategic interest in promoting democracy in Kyrgyzstan, writes Kathleen Collins. The recent uprising

Kyrgyzstan: a democratic domino effect?

Democracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): The last time people in Central Asia were talking about exporting revolution, Leon Trotsky was running the Red

Media freedom trampled amid clashes between protesters and government

International Freedom of Expression eXchange: Massive protests have overthrown the government of Kyrgyzstan today after thousands of protesters enraged over state corruption, increases in utility prices and

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