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CHRONICLE OF FORCED LABOR 2017, Issue 3, September 2017

The cotton harvest season in Uzbekistan has begun once again, as has the forced mobilization to the cotton fields. The harvesting of cotton began on September 6 in several regions of Uzbekistan. According to preliminary data, the forced mobilization of public sector employees to the cotton fields is taking place now all over the country. …

November 22, 2016 Annex After spending five years in the Samarkand psychiatric hospital, Ulugbek Khaydarov, a friend and journalist of Karimov’s, who has since emigrated to Canada (for political reasons?) spoke to him by phone shortly after his release in November 2011. According to Khaydarov,  “His voice was the same, his conscience was clear and he had not changed at …

The second issue of the “Chronicle of Forced Labour 2016” is online. Download the PDF

Download the PDF In Uzbekistan on September 8, began the massive forced mobilization of students and employees of state organizations to harvest cotton. The first who have been sent to collect cotton were university students around the country. Students will be living and working in the cotton fields for almost 2 months before the end …

INTRODUCTION   Each year, the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights presents independent reporting on state-orchestrated human rights violations in the cotton, silk and other sectors in Uzbekistan in the Chronicle of Forced Labour in Uzbekistan. In the first issue for 2015, we present reports that the Uzbek government continued to use forced labour in the …