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Court lifts arrest from house of sentenced to life imprisonment Azimzhan Askarov

The Bazar-Korgon District Court lifted the arrest of the only house of the sentenced to life imprisonment human rights activist Azimzhan Askarov. This was reported by the Voice of Freedom.

It is noted that the prosecutor’s office admitted its mistake, and the court lifted the arrest from the estate. According to the law, the house can’t be confiscated, since the wife of the convicted Khadicha Askarova lives there.

The woman had to prove to the court that she is not divorced with her husband and lives there. She showed the prosecutor a passport with a stamp on registration and other relevant documents.

The court sentenced Azimzhan Askarov to life imprisonment on charges of inciting ethnic strife during the tragic events in the south in June 2010 and the murder of a police officer. In January 2017, the visiting collegium of the Chui regional court, where in July 2016 the Askarov case was sent for reconsideration (the Supreme Court of the Supreme Court interpreted this as a recommendation of the UN Committee on Human Rights), upheld the verdict.