Our groups letters of concern helped release Makhuba Kasymova of Uzbekistan.
In 1998, Makhuba Kasymova was sentenced to five years in prison, but because of the efforts of human activists around the world who adopted her as an Amnesty International Political Prisoner, she was released after serving 18 months of her sentence.
She is full of gratitude towards all those who worked for her:
The Global Importune letter signing group began sending letters of concern on behalf of Makhuba Kasymova to officials in the government of Uzbekistan sometime around July 2000.
She was released on December 15, 2000.
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