"Ozodlik" radio announced that Sister Nilofar Rahim Janav was martyred in Zengeota Prison in the region of Tashkent in Uzbekistan on the 14th of this September; she was 37 years of age, and a mother of four children.
Nilofar was arrested in 2004 on charges of exceeding the limits in violation of the Terrorism Act when she was on a visit to her relatives in Uzbekistan. She was imprisoned for 10 years. Her (may Allah have mercy on her soul, bi'thinallah) husband, Sa'eed Younus Staravche, an active opposition lawyer, said that she was buried straight away within six hours in a cemetery in Tashkent on the order of the authorities. Prison officials did not explain the circumstances of her death.