04/06/2018

Urgent Action Update: Report Finds No Torture Despite Visible Bruises (Uzbekistan: UA 232.17)


The trial of journalist, Bobomurod Abdullayev began on 7 March. During the hearing, he removed his shirt to show bruises on his body that he alleges were sustained under torture. On 15 March, the judge announced that the forensic medical examination he had ordered into the journalist’s torture allegations found no evidence of torture.

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The trial of journalist, Bobomurod Abdullayev began on 7 March. During the hearing, he removed his shirt to show bruises on his body that he alleges were sustained under torture. On 15 March, the judge announced that the forensic medical examination he had ordered into the journalist’s torture allegations found no evidence of torture.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Bobomurod Abdullayev;
  • Expressing concern that Bobomurod Abdullayev’s “confession” was admitted as evidence, despite the fact that the first forensic medical examination in connection with his allegations of torture was not thorough and independent;
  • Pending his release, urging the authorities to ensure that Bobomurod Abdullayev is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and to ensure that he has all legal safeguards in detention – including regular and access to, and opportunity to speak confidentially with, a lawyer of his choice and his family.

Contact these two officials by 18 May, 2018:

Chairman of the State Security Service
Ihtior Abdullaev
9 Matbuotchilar Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Salutation: Dear Chairman

H.E. Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov,
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

1746 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 887 5300 I Fax: 1 202 293 6804
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: http://uzbekistan.org/online/create
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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