Uzbekistan: Newspaper editor freed after being held for 18 years


The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Freedom HouseInternational Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Uzbek–German Forum for Human Rights (UGF) are extremely relieved to learn that Uzbek journalist Muhammad Bekjanovthe winner of RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in 2013, was released today after 18 years in prison.