Front Line says Madumarov is being honored partly in the hope that authorities in Tashkent will free three of his sons and two nephews who are imprisoned in Uzbekistan.
All have been convicted since 1999 for distributing publications by the banned Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. Madumarov has said those charges were aimed at preventing him from carrying out his work.
Uzbek refugees in Kyrgyzstan on May 19, 2005 (epa)
NO PLACE TO GO: More than 400 Uzbeks who fled in panic in the hours and days after troops opened fire on demonstrators in Andijon one year ago have been granted political asylum outside Central Asia. In limbo for weeks in Kyrgyzstan as they and the world tried to come to grips with the bloody events of May 12 and 13, they feared for their lives and the lives of family members as the official crackdown continued.... (more)
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