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Karakalpak Human Rights Defender Saadatdin Reimov suffered from a heart attack in prison. 

Freedom for Eurasia has consistently raised concerns regarding situation of Saadatdin Reimov, a human rights activist from Karakalpakstan who has been unlawfully imprisoned since 2022. Our recent report underscores the severe mistreatment he faces in prison due to his and his family’s advocacy against human rights abuses, resulting in their unjust persecution and imprisonment. Despite …

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Upcoming Uzbek Supreme court revision of sentence for Group 22 including Karakalpak human rights defender Dauletmurat Tajimuratov

The Supreme Court Uzbekistan has scheduled the review of the case involving 22 individuals convicted in connection with the peaceful protests in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, on 1-2 July. The hearing is scheduled for 22 April at 11:10 (GMT+5). Dauletmurat Tajimuratov, a human rights defender who advocated for Karakalpakstan’s sovereignty and secession from Uzbekistan, has been sentenced …

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Karakalpak bloggers jailed over Instagram videos about Karakalpakstan and Karakalpak language

Karakalpak bloggers were detained yesterday, one in Tashkent and the other in Karakalpakstan. Shingis Tayrov, a young Karakalpak, posted a video on Instagram questioning why street names, building descriptions, and tourist attractions in sovereign Karakalpakstan are written in Uzbek, Russian, and English but not in Karakalpak. In his video, he emphasized the importance of nations …

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Karakalpak human rights defender Akylbek Muratbai sends a letter from detention center

On February 21, 2024, shortly after his arrest in mid-February, Karakalpak activist Akylbek Muratbai (Muratov) passed a letter to the administration of the pre-trial detention center in Almaty to be sent to his sister’s address in Almaty. It was received one and a half month later, last week. The original letter in Russian in attached …

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Tajik dissident Sulaimon Dovlatov detained in Lithuania. Faces removal to Tajikistan

The Department of Migration Service of Lithuania intends to hold a hearing in the near future on the revocation of the residence permit and refugee status of Tajik activist Sulaimon Davlatov and his family, who was arrested by the Lithuanian authorities on April 5, 2024. It is known that the hearing is scheduled for Monday, …

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April 9 – Karakalpakstan Consitution Day

April 9 marks the 31st anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Karakalpakstan. This constitution was ratified on April 9, 1993, during the second session of the Parliament of Karakalpakstan. Article 1 of the Karakalpak Constitution declares Karakalpakstan as a sovereign democratic republic, within Uzbekistan. Mutual relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the …

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