Monday, April 22, 2013

Uzbek Writer Freed After 14-Year Custody

Amadali Mahmudov, a renowned Uzbek writer once seen as a potential rival to the country's entrenched president, has been released after spending 14 years in prison for involvement in an alleged plot to kill the president, Islam Karimov. Mahmudov's wife, Gulsara Mahmudova, told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service that her husband was "tired" and resting at home following his surprise release late on April 19. Mahmudov, 72, finished serving the 14-year sentence in February and was transferred from a labor camp to a detention center in Tashkent.

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