Affiliated media: Blogger
Incident date: July 23, 2022
- Prosecution for extremism, links with terrorists, inciting hatred, high treason, calling for the overthrow of the constitutional order, rehabilitation of Nazism (2)
Who attacked: Authorities
Location: Uzbekistan, Kokand
On July 22, bloggers Olimjon Khaidarov and Komiljon Akhmedov from Fergana were arrested for 15 days on charges of spreading materials propagandizing religious hatred (Article 184.3 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Uzbekistan). Reportedly, Komiljon Akhmedov left a post on his Facebook channel «Kukonjonim» with the title «There is an illegal church in the city of Kokand». This post was reposted by the blogger Olimjon Khaidarov. Both bloggers later deleted the posts. Khaidarov pleaded not guilty.