Nurse at Maternity Hospital, Turtkul district, Karakalpakstan region. October 2016

July 27, 2016

“I: Is collecting a cotton part of your contract, or not?

N: No, nothing is said about that. We are going to fields by our own will.

I: If you don’t go, what would happen?

N: No one would say anything… it is all up to us […] I have trustworthy numbers, wouldn’t you call them and tell them about the forced labor situation?

N: No, no, no… I can’t say it’s a forced labor, when everyone goes by their own will…

I: Well, that would count as forced labor.

N: No. We are going voluntarily.”