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Azimjon Askarov

July 30, 2019

Askarov's Life Sentence Upheld in Kyrgyzstan, Again

By Catherine Putz
Askarov’s case illustrates a series of deep, intertwined, divides in Kyrgyzstan.

July 19, 2019

Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?
January 24, 2017

In Kyrgyzstan, No Freedom for Askarov

By Catherine Putz
A Bishkek court upheld the human rights defender's life sentence.

October 04, 2016

Azimjon Askarov’s Retrial Begins in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
The Askarov case dredges up sensitive subjects and shines a critical light on Central Asia's “island of democracy.”

September 27, 2016

OSCE Manages to Irritate Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Human Rights Advocates, Too

By Catherine Putz
The organization's annual human rights conference has become the focus point for frustration.

July 16, 2016

Speaking of the South China Sea: International Law, Arbitrals, and Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Also Uzbek militants and Tajikistan forgot the insulin; weekend reads.
July 13, 2016

Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, UN Human Rights Committee reaffirms call for Askarov’s release.

July 12, 2016

Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision

By Catherine Putz
The court overturned Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence but sent his case back to the oblast for a retrial; no release.

July 12, 2016

A Legal Litmus Test: Azimjon Askarov Hearing Begins in Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
In Kyrgyzstan, a flashpoint case puts the country’s judicial system and political progress on display.

July 08, 2016

In Kyrgyzstan, Human Rights on Trial?

By Anna Neistat
The world will watch as Azimjan Askarov's case is reviewed by the Kyrgyz Supreme Court.

June 23, 2016

Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts

By Catherine Putz
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court set a date to reconsider the case of Azimjon Askarov.
June 01, 2016

Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home

By Catherine Putz
Why--if Azimjan Askarov was convicted in 2010--are the authorities moving only now to seize his property?

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