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Chancellor Merkel must raise issue of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov during Kyrgyzstan visit

Chancellor Merkel must raise issue of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov during Kyrgyzstan visit

NHC and other organisations sent a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel requesting her to raise the issue of long-term imprisoned human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov during her visit to Kyrgyzstan 13-14 July.

In connection with Chancellor Merkel's meeting with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Almazbek Atambayev during her visit to Kyrgyzstan on 13-14 July 2016, NHC and other members of the Civic Solidarity Platform, a network of human rights groups from across the OSCE region, request that Merkel raises and takes action on the case of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov, who has been unjustly imprisoned since July 2010. 

Read the letter here

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