Thursday, May 24, 2007

Why journalism matters, Yuri Chernogayev

Uzbek Journalist Charged With Defamation

MOSCOW (AP) - An Uzbek reporter for German broadcaster said Wednesday he faces up to 10 years in prison after being accused of defaming President Islam Karimov.

Yuri Chernogayev said Uzbek prosecutors also charged him with tax evasion and ``illegal dissemination of information threatening public security and order.''

Deutsche Welle freelancer faces up to 10 years in prison

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