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Uzbek journalist goes missing, turns up in court trial:The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Uzbek authorities to immediately release journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, who went missing on September 27 and has since been secretly tried in a criminal court in Tashkent, the capital.

Abdullaev faces criminal charges of “attacking the constitutional order” of Uzbekistan and is in the custody of Uzbekistan’s National Security Service (SNB), according to the independent regional news agency Fergana. Fergana reported on October 3 that Abdullaev faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Citing Tashkent-based human rights defender Surat Ikramov, Fergana said it is unclear why the chargers were brought against Abdullaev.

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Uzbek journalist goes missing, turns up in court trial:The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for the Uzbek authorities to immediately release journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, who went missing on September 27 and has since been secretly tried in a criminal court in Tashkent, the capital.Abdullaev faces criminal charges of “attacking the constitutional order” of Uzbekistan and is in the custody of Uzbekistan’s National Security Service (SNB), according to the   Fergana reported on October 3 that Abdullaev faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.Citing Tashkent-based human rights defender Surat Ikramov, Fergana said it is unclear why the chargers were brought against Abdullaev.”Bobomurod Abdullaev’s disappearance and the charges against him are…Citing Tashkent-based human rights defender Surat Ikramov, Fergana said it is unclear why the chargers were brought against Abdullaev.”Bobomurod Abdullaev’s disappearance and the charges against him are…Citing Tashkent-based human rights defender Surat Ikramov, Fergana said it is unclear why the chargers were brought against Abdullaev.”Bobomurod Abdullaev’s disappearance and the charges against him are…