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Tajikistan to Free 15,000 Prisoners in Mass Amnesty

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Tajik officials say President Emomali Rakhmon plans to free 15,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence. The presidential press service said Wednesday the amnesty law, sent by Mr. Rakhmon for approval by parliament, will release approximately half of the Central Asian nation’s prison population. Tajik officials say the […]

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Amnesty International, HRW Call for Action on International Kyrgyzstan Inquiry

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the government of Kyrgyzstan to act on the recommendations of an international report about last year’s ethnic violence in that country, or face the possibility of further clashes. Four days of deadly clashes took place last June between ethnic Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks in the Osh […]

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