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September 15, 2016 Employees of Kokand’s (Ferghana region) Clinic No. 8, who have been mobilized for the cotton harvest, are being threatened with dismissal from their jobs unless they fulfil their daily cotton quotas. Evidence can be seen in the video sent to Ozodlik that the clinic’s director is forcing employees to write and sign …

Ozoda Yakubova, wife of the Uzbek human rights activist Azam Farmonov, has been waiting for her husband to be released from prison for 10 years. Ozoda: Jaslyk prison is considered the most remote place in Uzbekistan. It is difficult to travel there. Cars cannot get there. It is only possible to arrive by train. You have …

The new report “Silk Loop for Uzbek Farmers” gives inside in Uzbek silk production and the wide use of forced labour in this industry. Download Silk Loop for Uzbek Farmers Report as PDF   Скачать доклад “Шелковая петля для узбекского фермера” в формате PDF     Executive Summary   Uzbekistan, a leading producer of silk …

This story is typical for Uzbekistan, where torture by law enforcement is so widespread that it has become normal. Police or the national security service, who torture without the slightest pity for the people, almost never get punished for their cruel treatment of humans.       Torture is not just used on political prisoners …

  When I lived in Uzbekistan and worked for a human rights organizations, I monitored many trials. Young men and women faced criminal charges and were accused of extremism and attempts to overthrow the existing regime.   Almost all of the defendants said that they were tortured in order to confess their guilt. Sitting in …

  On September 30th, Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights organized an action in front of the Uzbek Embassy in Berlin. The main goal was to attract attention to human rights abuses and grievances in Uzbekistan. Activists were holding posters describing specific cases and reality of millions of Uzbek people:   –    I am an Uzbek …