This website is dedicated to raising international awareness about the plight of Said Ashurov, a Tajik citizen convicted of “espionage” by the authorities in Uzbekistan and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Said was detained on 5 March 2011 and tried by a closed military court.
The following is brought to us by Charles Dameron with reporting from RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service: When Ikrom Yakubov sought political asylum in the UK in 2008, he had quite a few stories to tell. Trading on his alleged service as a major in the Uzbek National Security Service (SNB), Yakubov claimed he was privy to [...]
TASHKENT – An Uzbek military court on October 6, 2011 rejected Said Ashurov’s appeal against a 12 year jail sentence on an espionage charge under Article 160 of the Uzbek Criminal Code. Ashurov, a Tajik citizen, was Chief Technologist at the Amantaytau Goldfields A.O. (AGF) gold mining joint venture in Uzbekistan until March of this [...]
TASHKENT – Tuesday, October 18, 2011 – The latest in a series of corruption scandals in Uzbekistan is only a symptom of a much more widespread malaise, experts say. The state news agency carried a report on Tashkent airport last week, saying some of the staff there had been convicted of extortion and forgery. Reports [...]