Some 35 human rights activists and journalists, including two Amnesty International staff members, were freed on 4 February 2011 after spending almost two days in military custody.
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Tajikistan: Protect Buzurgmekhr Yorov (UA 209/15)
Buzurgmekhr Yorov, a lawyer representing members of the arbitrarily banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), has been arrested on fraud charges and is at risk of torture and ill treatment. The timing indicates that the charges are likely to be politically motivated and designed to deny the arrested members of the IRPT access to legal counsel.
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