2010: Kirgistan: Ulugbek Abdusalamov

President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Roza Otunbaeva
Dom Pravitelstva
Bishek 720003

Minister of Internal Affairs
Kubatbek Baibolov
Frunze Street, 469
Bishkek 720040

General Prosecutor
Baitemir Ibraev
72, Orozbekova Street
Bishkek 720040


6. October 2010


Your Excellencies,

Seriously Ill Uzbek Journalist Remains Detained

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of International PEN calls for the Kyrgyzstan-based Uzbek journalist, Ulugbek Abdusalamov, to be freed, pending a fair trial. He has been detained on charges relating to his writings since 14 June 2010.  International human rights groups and free press organisations report that he is being held in retaliation for reporting on human rights abuses in southern Kyrgyzstan. Abdusalamov is in extremely poor health and there are concerns that his continued imprisonment puts his life at risk.

Yours sincerely

Annaguli Yildam,
Member of Norwegian PEN, WiPC