CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined four other human rights and free expression organizations in a joint statement calling on Kyrgyzstan authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the death in prison of journalist Azimjon Askarov. The statement notes that authorities have failed to thoroughly and credibly investigate the circumstances of Askarov’s July 25,…

The Committee to Protect Journalists today joined four other human rights and free expression organizations in a joint statement calling on Kyrgyzstan authorities to conduct an independent investigation into the death in prison of journalist Azimjon Askarov.

The statement notes that authorities have failed to thoroughly and credibly investigate the circumstances of Askarov’s July 25, 2020, death in detention. Authorities have stated that Askarov died due to complications related to COVID-19, but have failed to adequately respond to allegations that the journalist was mistreated and abused in detention, the statement says.

It also calls on authorities to provide compensation to his family, and posthumously clear his name.

Authorities imprisoned Askarov, a contributor to independent news websites including Voice of Freedom, in June 2010 for his coverage of ethnic conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan, as CPJ has documented.

The full statement is available here.


This content originally appeared on Committee to Protect Journalists and was authored by Committee to Protect Journalists.


Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates

Leave a Reply

APA
Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free (2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00) » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov. Retrieved from https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/.
MLA
" » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov." Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free - Friday July 23, 2021, https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/
HARVARD
Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free Friday July 23, 2021 » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov., viewed 2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00,<https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/>
VANCOUVER
Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free - » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov. [Internet]. [Accessed 2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00]. Available from: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/
CHICAGO
" » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov." Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free - Accessed 2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00. https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/
IEEE
" » CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov." Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free [Online]. Available: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/. [Accessed: 2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00]
rf:citation
» CPJ joins statement calling on Kyrgyz authorities to investigate death of journalist Azimjon Askarov | Committee to Protect Journalists | Radio Free | https://www.radiofree.org/2021/07/23/cpj-joins-statement-calling-on-kyrgyz-authorities-to-investigate-death-of-journalist-azimjon-askarov/ | 2021-09-19T19:56:19+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.