Today is the Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Scroll down for information about Azimjon Askarov. Firstly, suggested actions today and until further notice:
Write to Azimjon Askarov in prison.
His friends and family say that messages of support provide great comfort and inspiration.
720755, Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek city, 91 Malikova Street, Penal colony #47
Prison Address in Russian:
Азимжану Аскарову 720755, Кыргызская Республика, г. Бишкек, ул. Маликова 91,Исправительная колония № 47
Please send appeals:
- Calling for the immediate release of journalist and human rights defender Azimjon Askarov, for his conviction to be overturned, and for his allegations of torture to be thoroughly and impartially investigated;
- Calling for anyone found responsible for violating Askarov’s rights to be brought to justice and for Askarov to be provided with adequate redress for any such violations, including an enforceable right to compensation for any torture he is found to have been subjected to.
President of Kyrgyzstan, His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev, Office of the President, Chuy Avenue 205, 72003 Bishkek, Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Prosecutor General Aida Salyanova, Prosecutor General of Kyrgyzstan, 139 Toktonalieva Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Social Media: Please use the hashtag #ImprisonedWriter
- #Kyrgyzstan Release journalist Azimjon Askarov, imprisoned for life after unfair trial #ImprisonedWriter @pen_int
- On Day of the #ImprisonedWriter take action for writers resisting repression of their basic human right to #FOE