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First name:  Alisher

Last name:  Sayipov

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journalist - Founder
  • Media outlet:  Sayasat
  • Type of media:  print media
  • Born:  Kyrgyzstan

  • Died:  24 Oct 2007 Kyrgyzstan
  • War zone:  no
  • Targeted? yes


Shot in front of the office of Radio Free Europe in the southern city of Osh. He reported on social and political issues and criticised the government. He had received threatening phone calls.

  • Physically attacked by customs guard at Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border soon after writing a story about corruption among Uzbek border guards.
    Worked for Radio Free Europe, website fergana.ru, and Voice of America.


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