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Urgent Action Update: Azimjan Askarov Died in Prison (Kyrgyzstan: UA 61.20)

October 23, 2020

Azimjan Askarov, a human rights defender and artist, died on 25 July in prison in Kyrgyzstan after showing symptoms of COVID-19. Azimjan Askarov spent ten years jailed on fabricated charges in retaliation for his human rights work.

We have received updated information regarding this case and require no further action from the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all those who sent appeals. For more information about this case, please see the Word/PDF attachments below or email [email protected]. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES