Europe & Central Asia

2005

Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Investigators name chief suspect in murder of opposition editor

New York, May 4, 2005—Investigators in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, said late yesterday that a 46-year-old Georgian citizen is the chief suspect in the March 2 murder of Elmar Huseynov, founder and editor of the opposition news magazine Monitor.

The National Security Ministry (MNB), which is conducting the inquiry into Huseynov's killing, identified the suspect as Tair Hubanov, according to local and international news reports. Using a different name, the man came to Huseynov's apartment several times in the week before the murder and inquired when the editor would be home, Rushana Huseynova, the victim's wife, told the Committee to Protect Journalists in a telephone interview today.
May 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Belarus

Russian journalists released from jail after being arrested at rally

New York, May 2, 2005—A Belarusian court granted early release Saturday to two Russian journalists arrested last week while covering an opposition demonstration in the capital, Minsk, that marked the anniversary of the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The journalists were freed along with 12 Russians who participated in the rally, according to local and international press reports.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said jailing the reporters was unjust because they were simply doing their jobs.
May 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, UK, Yemen

Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks



Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks
By Joel Campagna

Al-Quds al-Arabi
newspaper, London
April 28, 2005 4:17 PM ET

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Case   |   Belarus

BELARUS

APRIL 27, 2005
Posted: May 3, 2005

Aleksey Ametyov, Newsweek
Mikhail Romanov, Moskovsky Komsomolets

LEGAL ACTION, IMPRISONED

A court in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, handed jail sentences to two Russian journalists arrested while covering an opposition rally, according to local and international press reports.
April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Case   |   Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN

APRIL 27, 2005
Posted: May 17, 2005

Marina Kozlova, United Press International
LEGAL ACTION

The Foreign Ministry denied press accreditation to Marina Kozlova, Tashkent correspondent for United Press International (UPI).
April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Belarus

Two Russian journalists jailed after opposition rally

New York, April 27, 2005—A court in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, handed brief jail sentences today to two Russian journalists arrested while covering an opposition rally, according to local and international press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists said it was alarmed by the action and called for the release of the two reporters.

The Leninsky Court sentenced Aleksey Ametyov, a correspondent for the Russian edition of Newsweek magazine, to a 10-day term and Mikhail Romanov, a reporter for the Russian daily Moskovsky Komsomolets, to an eight-day term. The two were accused of participating in a rally not sanctioned by the Minsk government, according to press reports.

April 27, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Uzbekistan

Attacker: ‘I will teach you how to write'

New York, April 26, 2005—Independent Uzbek journalist Ulugbek Haydarov remained hospitalized today after a severe weekend beating at the doorstep of his home by an assailant who shouted, "I will teach you how to write," according to local and international press reports.

Haydarov suffered a broken collarbone and multiple bruises in the assault reported at 10 p.m. Saturday in the city of Jizzakh, the regional capital of Jizzakh Province, about 100 miles southwest of Tashkent, press reports said. Police are investigating, the Jizzakh Interior Ministry said.
April 26, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Russia

Exiled editor of Kazakh opposition weekly detained for two days

New York, April 25, 2005—Police in the Russian city of Volokolamsk detained Irina Petrushova, editor of the Kazakh opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye, for two days at the request of Kazakh authorities, she told the Committee to Protect Journalists shortly after her release today.

Petrushova, a 2002 winner of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, said Kazakh authorities had sought to extradite her on alleged tax violations, but the prosecutor- general's office in Moscow determined she was being held improperly. Petrushova, taken into custody Saturday afternoon, was released at 3 p.m. today after the prosecutor ruled that the Kazakh warrant had expired, she said in a telephone interview.
April 25, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Russia

RUSSIA

APRIL 23, 2005
Posted: May 3, 2005

Irina Petrushova, Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye

HARASSED, IMPRISONED

Police in the Russian city of Volokolamsk detained Petrushova, editor of the Kazakh opposition weekly Respublika Delovoye Obozreniye, for two days at the request of Kazakh authorities, the journalist told CPJ.
April 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

Case   |   Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN

APRIL 23, 2005
Posted: May 3, 2005

Ulugbek Haydarov, freelance

ATTACKED

Haydarov was hospitalized after a severe beating at the doorstep of his home by an assailant who shouted, "I will teach you how to write," according to local and international press reports.
April 23, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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