Uzbekistan: Journalist Accused of Seeking Government Overthrow
A journalist detained in Uzbekistan last week has reportedly been charged with conspiring to topple the government, sowing fears that the ongoing reform agenda may be faltering.
Bobomurod Abdullayev, 44, was taken into custody by agents with the National Security Services, or SNB, late last month under mysterious circumstances. It was several days after he went missing that friends and relatives discovered that Abdullayev had been detained. Even after it emerged that he was being held by the SNB, his lawyer was not permitted to speak to him.
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