Uzbekistan: A Happy Birthday to Murad Djuraev! We wish you good health and freedom

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On 5 September 2013 Uzbek political prisoner Murad Djuaev turned 61. He has spent 19 years of his life in prison being convicted on trumped-up charges.

Murad Djuraev was born in 1952 in the town of Mubarak of Kashkadarya region. He is ethnic Turkmen, married and has three children. He graduated from the Tashkent Polytechnic Institute. Between 1989 and 1992 he worked as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the City Council of the town of Mubarek. Between 1991-1992 he was a member of Parliament of Uzbekistan.

He was accused of conspiring with the leader of the opposition political party "Erk" Muhammad Salih. According to the investigators, they wanted to organise a violent seizure of power.
Murad Djuraev has been in prison sense 18 September 1994.