Uzbekistan: Free Ailing Rights Defender

(New York) – Uzbek authorities should immediately release Norboi Kholjigitov, a wrongfully imprisoned human rights defender who is critically ill with diabetes, Human Rights Watch said today. European Union officials who are in Tashkent on June 23 and 24, 2011, for human rights talks with the Uzbek government should make Kholjigitov’s plight a key component of these discussions.

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