Monday, April 30, 2007

Update on Umida's Secret Trial

BRIEF MEDIA RIGHTS UZBEK RFE/RL - Brief: Uzbek Journalist Niyazova
Rejects Charges At Trial

PRAGUE, April 30, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The second hearing in the trial of
Uzbek independent journalist Umida Niyazova took place in Tashkent
today. Niyazova admitted her guilt to the charge of illegal border
crossing, but rejected smuggling and distributing material that could
cause public disorder. The trial was adjourned until Tuesday (May 1).
The first hearing took place 11 days ago (April 19). Niyazova faces
up to 10 years of imprisonment. (RFE/RL's Uzbek Service)

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