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Title: W4R2015 Muhammad Bekzhanov SHORT
Description: In 1999, Uzbekistani security forces tortured journalist Muhammad Bekzhanov, editor of a banned opposition newspaper. They beat him with rubber truncheons, suffocated him and gave him electric shocks until he confessed to “anti-state” offences.

Even though Uzbekistan has signed up to the UN Convention against Torture which absolutely bans torture and the use of evidence obtained under duress, its courts routinely rely on “confessions” obtained in the most brutal ways imaginable. At trial, a judge dismissed Muhammad’s allegations that he was tortured and used his “confession” to sentence him to 15 years in prison.
Duration: 00:01:45
Language: ENGLISH , INTERNATIONAL , FRENCH , SPANISH , POLISH , ARABIC , RUSSIAN
Tags: Write for Rights, Letter Writing Marathon, LWM, W4R, W4R2015, W4R2015 Film
Copyright Type: Amnesty International
Copyright Credit: Amnesty International
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Muhammad Bekzhanov

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In 1999 Uzbekistani security forces
Tortured

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Muhammad Bekzhanov
Uzbekistan
Journalist brutally tortured to confess

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My father is the longest detained journalist in the world.

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He was sent to prison
For ‘anti-state’ offences
Where he remains to this day

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On my father’s birthday, our family get’s together. We try to stay positive and celebrate every year of his life.

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Uzbek government, they tried to...  Read more
Date Photo or Video Created: 29/10/2015 00:00
Place Created: UK
Format: Digital File on Hard Drive
ID: 220800
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