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Uzbek Journalist Released From Prison

(RFE/RL) PRAGUE, April 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Uzbek journalist Sobirjon Yoqubov has been released from prison a year after he was detained.

Uzbek human rights activist Abdurahmon Toshonov told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service that Yoqubov was freed on April 3 as part of an amnesty announced by the government.

Yoqubov, a correspondent for the Tashkent-based newspaper "Hurriyat," was sentenced to several years in prison for anticonstitutional activity.

Yoqubov's colleagues at "Hurriyat" said he had written on Islamic issues and the 2000 killing of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze.

Aftermath Of Andijon

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