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Uzbekistan convicts 13 of extremism

Courts convicted 13 people of religious extremism in a crackdown on radical Islam in Uzbekistan that critics say has targeted many innocent believers, a rights activist said Monday. Four women and nine men were sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 19 years in trials in Tashkent in March and April, said Surat Ikramov, leader of the Initiative Group of Human Rights Defenders of Uzbekistan. Full Story

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