|Title:||W4R2015 Muhammad Bekzhanov SHORT|
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.
|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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In 1999 Uzbekistani security forces
Journalist brutally tortured to confess
My father is the longest detained journalist in the world.
He was sent to prison
For ‘anti-state’ offences
Where he remains to this day
On my father’s birthday, our family get’s together. We try to stay positive and celebrate every year of his life.
Uzbek government, they tried to... Read more
|Date Photo or Video Created:||29/10/2015 00:00|
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