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Uzbekistan Holds Activists Incommunicado for Supporting Ukraine Protests

Umida Akhmedova -- with one of her "offensive" photos of life in her native Uzbekistan -- at the Moscow Biennale in September. (Photo: David Trilling)

UPDATE, January 30: EurasiaNet.org has spoken with Timur Karpov. He was released this evening after a Tashkent court fined him and three others up to approximately $900 for participating in the unsanctioned rally. Of the eight detained January 29, three  including cultural critic Alex Ulko  have received 15-day sentences; one, Gulsum Osmanova, remains unaccounted for. It's possible she has been released or is still being held. 


The whereabouts of at least six activists who had held a small rally to express support for Ukrainian protestors remain unknown after they were apparently detained by police January 29.

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Uzbekistan Holds Activists Incommunicado for Supporting Ukraine Protests

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