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  • Human Rights Defender Azam Farmonov. Farmonov has suffered serious torture and been imprisoned since 2006.
    April 17, 2015
    Uzbek authorities have transferred an imprisoned human rights defender to a punishment cell, a move that indicates they may intend to arbitrarily extend his sentence on trumped-up charges. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release the human rights defender, Azam Farmonov, and should not arbitrarily extend his sentence.