...Aren't just for political prisoners anymore....although I guess you might consider him a deposed Tsar. (ERN)
FORMER TAJIK DRUG CZAR GOES ON HUNGER STRIKE
"Abduqayum Yusufov, a lawyer representing former Drug Control Agency head Ghaffor Mirzoev, told Avesta on December 14 that his client has begun a hunger strike to protest his treatment in prison. Yusufov said that Mirzoev is being denied meetings with his defense team and that prison authorities have reduced the number of packages he can receive from his family. Mirzoev, who is also a former commander of the presidential guard, was sentenced to life in prison in August for planning a coup, murder, and other crimes. He denies the charges (see"RFE/RL Newsline," August 14, 2006)."