The international organization Reporters Without Borders condemned the verdict against the Kyrgyz journalist Zulpukar Sapanov and urged the Kyrgyz authorities to dismiss charges against him. Organization said in its statement.
«Zulpukar Sapanov’s imprisonment sets a disturbing precedent for freedom of expression in
In 2016, the journalist published the book «Kydyr Sanzhyrasy,» after which representatives of various religious organizations appealed to the State National Security Committee with a request to take measures against Sapanov. The SCNS initiated a criminal case against the journalist on the Article «Inciting national (interethnic), racial, religious or inter-regional hatred» of the Criminal Code of the
Zulpukar Sapanov was sentenced to four years in prison and taken into custody in the courtroom on September 12, 2017.
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