Uzbek photographer Umida Akhmedova is awaiting trial and is facing a potential sentence of six months in prison or three years forced labor. At issue is a 2007 work called Men and Women from Dawn to Dusk that contains approximately 100 of her photographs of life and customs in Uzbekistan. A special commission tasked by the government prosecutor has analyzed the photographs and charged Ms. Akhmedova with "defamation and insulting Uzbek traditions."
There are ten of her photographs here. The story is told in the (brief) captions. It's a very quick read; won't take you more than a minute or two.
Let's be clear: this makes the Uzbeks look backward and uncultured, all right, just as they feared. But what makes them look so bad is not the photographs or the photographer (which are really quite nice, and perfectly respectful, at least the ones I've seen). It's the fact that they'd even think of prosecuting anyone for making documentary photographs of her own country.
(Thanks to Marcin Bieszczanin)