Student at Industrial Pedagogical College, 18-years old, Turtkul district, Karakalpakstan region. November 3, 2015

July 27, 2016

“They were sent to cotton fields for overnight stays, starting from 3rd of September, and returned on 30th of October. Classes started on 2nd of Novemeber. There were no excused students, everyone had to collect cotton. Students who did not want to go, had to pay their teachers 200 000-300 000 som, whether teacher sends someone else instead or keeps the money is not known. Students who refused to go to cotton fields, would have their professors or some official come to their house to talk to their parents. Professor or the official would talk about the latest laws, and explain the whole cotton situation.”