Nov./Dec. 2011 issue of QUILL magazine honors two slain journalists from Kyrgyzstan: Alisher Saipov (26) and Gennady Pavlyuk (51). Both were murdered after they had reported about political corruption, repression and human rights abuses. Saipov was shot to death in 2007. Pavlyuk was bound hand and foot and thrown to his death from a high-rise in 2009. According to Bruce Swaffield, "Colleagues and friends gathered recently to pay tribute" to the two men, in front of a bronze statue of journalist Pavlyuk erected in 2010.