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BBC 'highly concerned' for safety of detained reporter

"We continue to be highly concerned for Urunboy's safety. He suffers from a serious heart condition

The BBC has voiced growing concern for the safety of reporter Urunboy Usmonov one week after he was detained by security services in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.

The corporation claimed Usmonov has been denied access to his family, colleagues and lawyer since he was detained on 13 June.

It has been joined in calls for his immediate release by the British and American Embassies in Tajikistan but there has so far been no response from authorities.

Read more at the Press Gazette.