President of the Kyrgyz Republic
Minister of Internal Affairs
Frunze Street, 469
72, Orozbekova Street
6. October 2010
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.
Member of Norwegian PEN, WiPC