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Muhammad Bekzhanov

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Muhammad Bekzhanov
Uzbekistan
Journalist brutally tortured to confess

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In 1999 Uzbekistani security forces
Tortured
Muhammad Bekzhanov

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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 beat a confession out of my father but he never confessed to anything because there was nothing to confess.

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Muhammad has:
Been kept in a basement
Been beaten
Been suffocated
And given electric shocks

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He wrote about human rights abuse … women’s rights. He wrote about ecological problems, all the hot topics you’d expect in Uzbekistan.

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It has been 16 years. He has been celebrating his birthdays in prison.

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He missed my marriage – I got married, I had kids. My sisters going to school, first day of class, prom, our birthdays … all these family moments.

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We are not willing to give up on our fathers freedom.

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