Sister thanks Urgent Action activists for helping brother.

Dilobar Khudoberganova is the sister of Iskander Khudoberganov, a man who has been the subject of numerous Urgent Actions. In 2002, Iskandar Khudoberganov was sentenced to death on charges that included religious extremism and serious anti-state crimes. Iskander Khudoberganov’s mother, Matlyuba Khudoberganova, told AI that when she saw her son for the first time in the Uzbek National Security Service (SNB), he told her: “They tortured me to force me to confess to all the charges they have come up with. If I hadn’t signed the confession in the end, I wouldn’t be alive anymore. Everything inside me feels smashed.”