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Tajikistan: Jailed lawyer receives Homo Homini human rights prize

DUSHANBE (TCA) — Jailed Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov has received the Prague-based People in Need NGO’s annual Homo Homini prize at a special ceremony in the Czech capital, RFE/RL’s Tajik Service reported.

Prominent Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who spent more than four years in Russian prisons for his stance against his native Crimea’s annexation by Moscow in 2014, and Simon Panek, the head of the People In Need, handed the prize to Yorov’s brother Jamshed on March 5.
“Such support for people like Yorov is extremely important. The more we talk about them, the innocent people jailed on trumped-up charges, the …read more

Source:: The Times of Central Asia