Uzbekistan Detains Two Journalists for Taking Photos of Market

The two reporters were arrested for "pursuing a strategic goal".


Two independent journalists have been detained in Uzbekistan's capital for taking photos of a local market.

Reporters Without Borders writes that police stopped the two journalists, Pavel Kravets and Sid Yanyshev, around 1700 on July 30 at Askia Market in Tashkent. While the two say they were taking photos of the market for stories about Uzbekistan's upcoming Independence Day, the police accused the two of "pursuing a strategic goal."