Grant of parole for Uzbek human rights activist Bakhrom Khamroyev
On November 29, 2004, the Cherdynsk District Court (Perm region) ruled to release Bakhrom Khamroyev on a grant of parole. This August, a rigged trial sentenced Uzbek human rights activist Khamroyev to 1.5 years imprisonment for possession of drugs (see Memorial press releases dated July 30, August 8, September 6, October 14, 2004).
Khamroyev served his sentence in Colony KP-23 in the settlement of Nyrob 320 kilometers from Perm. On November 12, over 20 prominent Russian human rights activists signed a letter calling for a revision of Khamroyev's sentence and his release.
Vitaly Ponomarev, Director of the Central Asian Human Rights Monitoring Program