Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Human Rights Defender Azimzhan Askarov, who died while serving a life sentence in prison in Kyrgyzstan on 25 July 2020.
I knew Azimzhan and followed his case over the years. More information at the links below.
Press Release following the death of Askarov: https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2020/07/kyrgyzstan-death-human-rights-defender-azimjan-askarov-stain-countrys
Communication to the Government in June 2020 expressing concern for Askarov’s health: https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=25251
Reply of Kyrgyzstan Government to the above communication: https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadFile?gId=35363