Europe & Central Asia

2005

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Opposition photojournalist dies six months after dispute

New York, June 22, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the death on Sunday of Alim Kazimli, photo correspondent for the Baku-based opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat (New Equality). Despite a lengthy hospital stay and home medical treatment for a December 2004 stroke that left him partially paralyzed, the 51-year-old Kazimli died several days after falling into a coma. Family and colleagues said Kazimli's stroke was brought on by a violent argument involving the journalist and officials at a Baku police station, according to local and international press reports.
June 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Opposition photojournalist dies

New York, June 22, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply saddened by the death on Sunday of Alim Kazimli, photo correspondent for the Baku-based opposition newspaper Yeni Musavat (New Equality). Despite a lengthy hospital stay and home medical treatment for a December 2004 stroke that left him partially paralyzed, the 51-year-old Kazimli died several days after falling into a coma. Family and colleagues said Kazimli's stroke was brought on by a violent argument involving the journalist and officials at a Baku police station, according to local and international press reports.
June 22, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Correspondent detained, passport seized

New York, June 20, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the continued harassment of Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi stopped Karayev last Thursday as he was trying to travel to the capital, Tashkent, to seek medical treatment, Karayev told CPJ in a telephone interview today. The detention came just two days after Karayev was released from prison after serving 10 days on a specious charge of "hooliganism."
June 20, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN

JUNE 16, 2005
Posted: June 21, 2005

Tulkin Karayev, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

HARASSED

Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi stopped Karayev as he was trying to travel to the capital, Tashkent, to seek medical treatment, Karayev told CPJ in a telephone interview. The detention came just two days after Karayev was released from prison after serving 10 days on a specious charge of "hooliganism."
June 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Russia

Russian prosecutors identify alleged mastermind in Klebnikov murder


New York, June 16, 2005—
The Russian Prosecutor-General's office said today that a Chechen separatist leader ordered the July 2004 slaying of Paul Klebnikov, editor of Forbes Russia, according to local and international press reports.

Vasily Lushchenko, spokesman for the prosecutor-general's office, identified the suspected mastermind as Khozh Akhmed Nukhayev, the subject of Klebnikov's 2003 Russian-language book, Conversation with a Barbarian: Interviews with a Chechen Field Commander on Banditry and Islam. Nukhayev, a former deputy prime minister in the Chechen separatist government, is not in custody and is being sought by law enforcement agencies, the prosecutor-general said.

June 16, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Russia

Court sentences journalist to five years in prison colony

New York, June 15, 2005—An arbitration court in the central Russian city of Smolensk convicted independent journalist Nikolai Goshko on charges of criminal defamation and sentenced him to five years in a prison colony for defaming three Smolensk officials in a July 2000 broadcast on the independent station, Radio Vesna.

June 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Correspondent released after serving ‘hooliganism' sentence

New York, June 15, 2005—Police in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi yesterday released Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), after he served a 10-day detention on charges of hooliganism, IWPR Central Asia Editor Filip Noubel told CPJ.

Police arrested Karayev on June 4 after an unidentified woman attacked him on the street in downtown Karshi. When Karayev went to the local police station to report the incident, he discovered that his female attacker had already declared herself the victim of the attack. A local court sentenced the journalist to 10 days in prison the same day. He had no access to a lawyer during his trial, and was prevented from having contact with his relatives during his 10-day detention, IWPR said.
June 15, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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June 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET

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Case   |   Serbia

SERBIA and MONTENEGRO

JUNE 11, 2005
Posted: June 30, 2005

Grujica Spasovic, Danas
Danas

THREATENED

An anonymous telephone threat was made to the Belgrade-based independent daily after Danas reported that the Serbian government had identified the town where indicted war criminal Ratko Mladic was hiding.
June 11, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Journalist arrested in southern Uzbekistan

New York, June 7, 2005—Authorities in the southern Uzbek city of Karshi have detained, arrested, and sentenced Tulkin Karayev, a correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), on charges of hooliganism.

On Saturday, June 4, an unknown woman attacked Karayev and human rights activist Gaybulla Djalilov, who was accompanying him, on the street in downtown Karshi, according to local press reports. When Karayev went to the local police station in Karshi to report the incident, he discovered that his female attacker had already declared herself the victim of the attack.
June 7, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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