Uzbek leader remains jailed in Kyrgyzstan

Azimjon Askarov's supporters say police used 2010 riots as an excuse to jail him for speaking out against government.

    One of Kyrgyzstan's leading activists from the minority Uzbek community remains in jail four years after he was imprisoned on charges of taking part in deadly ethnic violence.

    Azimjon Askarov's wife and supporters say the government has used the clashes in 2010 to silence him for speaking out against the persecution of Uzbeks.

    Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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