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Uzbekistan: AIDS Activist Released, But Other Human Rights Defenders Harassed

Maxim Popov, an Uzbek HIV/AIDS campaigner and educator handed a harsh sentence of seven years of prison last year for distributing sex education booklets, was quietly freed early from prison in June, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, noting that the news of his release was only made public August 30. Popov is still confined to his home and has been given a job as an unskilled laborer, but has his wages garnished by the state.

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Uzbekistan: AIDS Activist Released, But Other Human Rights Defenders Harassed

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