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    EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN TO THE UNITED KINGDOM Comments on allegations of «forced child labour» in the agriculture of Uzbekistan The information campaign against Uzbekistan concerning the issue of so-called «forced child labour in cotton fields of Uzbekistan», which accelerated lately, mismatches with the reality and represents an attempt of unfair …

  Open Letter – Only a boycott of Uzbek Cotton can convince the Karimov regime to stop the use of forced child labor in this country!   Open Letter Uzbek Forced Child Labour

      PRESS RELEASE For Human Rights Day, Six German NGOs Together Ask Chancellor Merkel to Adopt a Strict Human Rights Agenda on Uzbekistan From forced child labor to systematic torture, the human rights situation in Uzbekistan demands a firm human rights plan of action from Germany Berlin, 8 December 2011 – Today, on …

On the Uzbekistan report “No one to witness”, which was released at a press conference in Berlin this week, Hugh Williamson was interviewed by Saarländischer Rundfunk (http://pcast.sr-online.de/feeds/bilanz-am-mittag/feed.xml). Jan Egeland was quoted by Tagesspiegel as saying that in exchange for getting access to military bases in Uzbekistan for the Afghanistan-war the NATO-countries turn a blind eye on torture and repression …

11.08.2010  “Mode und moderne Sklaverei” – Eine Ausstellung in der Universitätsbibliothek zeigt Arbeiten des Fotojournalisten Thomas Grabka zur Baumwollernte in Usbekistan   Wer die Ausstellung „Erntezeit – Kinderzwangsarbeit auf den Baumwollfeldern Usbekistans“ in der Universitätsbibliothek der Freien Universität besucht, betrachtet anschließend die eigenen T-Shirts im Schrank mit anderen Augen.   Genau das haben die Initiatorinnen der …

Anti- Slavery International releases a short clip for the Cotton Crimes Campaign. Click here to find out more and to view the video: Cotton Crimes

A new film about forced child labour in the cotton industry in Uzbekistan. “Speaking Cotton”, a film by Stefanie Trambow and Erik Malchow, portrays the ongoing exploitation of children in Uzbekistans cotton fields. Click here to view: Speaking Cotton

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren wir möchten Sie herzlich zur nächsten Veranstaltung von Human Rights Watch einladen. Vorstellung des Berichts „No One to Witness: Torture, Habeas Corpus, and Silencing Lawyers in Uzbekistan“ Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011, Beginn 19 Uhr Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen, Haus Deutscher Stiftungen, Mauerstraße 93, 10117 – Berlin (Mitte) Folter in …

    Human Rights Watch presents a new report on torture in Uzbekistan: „No One to Witness: Torture, Habeas Corpus, and Silencing Lawyers in Uzbekistan“ Tuesday, December 13th, 7pm Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen, Haus Deutscher Stiftungen, Mauerstraße 93, 10117 – Berlin (Mitte) Torture is an every-day reality in Uzbekistan’s prisons and police facilities. Though the government …

        September 27, 2011 Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State US Department of State Harry S. Truman Building 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Clinton, We represent a broad, international coalition of human rights organizations, labor groups, trade unions, investors, and others, including independent civil society groups based in …