• Hovhannes Ishkhanyan © Nazik Armenakyan, ArmeniaNow
    Armenia: Young Author Faces Military Censorship

    Hovhannes Ishkhanyan author of Demob Day, a literary work detailing life in the country’s army, could face possible fine or imprisonment for up to two or three years after an Armenian military prosecutor opened a case against him. His book has been removed from bookshelves.

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    Uzbek Editor’s Prison Sentence Extended

    Muhammad Bekjanov, former editor of newspaper Erk, and his brother Yusuf Ruzimuaradov have been imprisoned longer than any other reporters worldwide. The Uzbek government is known for its consistent persecution and torture of political dissidents, writers, and religious groups.

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