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The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (hereinafter AHRCA) announces that on 26 March 2024 legal proceedings will commence against Mutabar Tadjibaeva, a resident of France and leader of the human rights organisation Flaming Hearts Club (France), in response to a complaint regarding the protection of honour, dignity, and business reputation filed by AHRCA, Nadejda Atayeva and Alim Ataev, within the framework of a criminal case opened on 22 January 2022 in France.

The authors submitted their complaint in December 2021 and were recognised as victims. They presented 13 statements containing defamation, insults, and dissemination of false information. During the investigation, the French Prosecutors Office brought additional charges related to two more statements. Within this criminal case, the court will provide legal assessment for 15 statements published online from October to December 2021.
The authors of the complaint are seeking a compensation for the moral damages sustained amounting to 35,000 euros.
The interests of the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia are represented by Maître William WOLL.
Tadjibaeva has launched a constant media campaign that has been ongoing since 2017. She has posted over 500 publications online regarding the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, Nadejda Atayeva, Alim Ataev, our friends and partners. Her statements are of a negative nature, resorting to direct insults, defamation, unsubstantiated and absurd accusations of committing particularly serious crimes.
    
The court hearing will convene at 13:30 on 26 March 2024,
at the TRIBUNAL JUDICIAIRE DE PARIS,
the open hearing will take place at Parvis du tribunal de, 75017 Paris.
   
Those interested may observe this legal proceeding. Please note that the initial court sessions will address formal matters. Further information about sessions addressing the substance of the complaint will be provided separately.
   
The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA) states its intention to pursue the accountability of M. Tadjibaeva under the current legislation of the French Republic.
    
We are grateful to all who continue supporting us and still believe in us.
  
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* We will separately provide updates regarding the progress of other complaints against Mutabar Tadjibaeva related to her publications from 2018 to 2024.