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Jailed Uzbek Dissident's Daughter Being Harrassed By Police

Yusuf Juma in an undated photograph
Yusuf Juma in an undated photograph
The daughter of jailed Uzbek dissident writer Yusuf Juma says police are visiting her home every day and night and interrogating her, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.

Feruza Jumaeva told RFE/RL that in the last several days police have visited her house -- sometimes in the middle of the night -- to ask her questions about her passport and intentions she might have to travel to the United States.

Jumaeva said she does not plan to leave Uzbekistan and believes the police actions are designed to keep her from visiting her father in jail.

Juma, 50, was arrested along with one of his sons in December after staging a two-man protest against the reelection of President Islam Karimov.

He was found guilty in April of organizing an illegal gathering and sentenced to five years in jail.

Juma is serving his jail term in Uzbekistan's notorious Jaslyk prison.

His daughter last visited him in October.