- Alisher Saipov
Alisher Saipov (Алишер Соҳибов ) (
September 4 1981– October 24 2007) was a Kyrgyz journalist and editor from the country's ethnic Uzbekminority. He was born in Kyrgyz SSR, USSR. He was shot dead outside his office in Osh. [http://www.voanews.com/english/About/2007-10-24-Saipov-Killed.cfm Alisher Saipov, Journalist Reporting for the Voice of America, Killed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan] Voice of America, Press Release October 24, 2007 (Retrieved on October 25, 2007)]
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BBC Newsreported: "At twenty-six, Alisher Saipov was one of the most outspoken journalists in Central Asia. (...) He wrote extensively about torture in Uzbek President Islom Karimov's prisons, about the clampdown on dissent and the plight of the Uzbek refugees living in Kyrgyzstan."Natalia Antelava [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7061171.stm Outspoken Uzbek reporter killed] BBC News, October 25, 2007 (Retrieved on October 25, 2007)]
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