Tag "human rights"

Court Orders Continued Detention of Blogger Nafosat Ollashukurova in Psychiatric Hospital

On November 28, the Khorezm Regional Civil Court rejected the request of Nafosat Ollashukurova’s lawyer to release her from forcible detention in a psychiatric clinic where she will now remain for another month. Nafosat’s lawyer, Umid Davletov told UGF that the court’s decision was based on the conclusion of a commission conducted on November 27 …

Just Like Old Times: Ministry of Internal Affairs Continues to Meddle in the Lives of Farmers

On August 23 Radio Ozodlik published an audio recording of a conference call held by the head of the Kashkadarya regional police, Dilshod Tursunboyev. During the meeting, Tursunboyev was heard addressing the heads of the district police departments and scolding his subordinates for the inability to find a sufficient number of vehicles to bring manure …

In Namangan, hundreds of hectares sown with vegetables were destroyed to increase cotton production

Radio Ozodlik spoke with farmers from the Pap district of the Namangan region, who reported that the local authorities had ordered the destruction of their crop of vegetables and melons, in order to free the land for cotton planting. According to the farmers, several of them who had spent all their money on planting vegetables …

European Parliament: Uzbek Government Should Improve its Human Rights Record and End Forced Labour

Uzbek-German Forum (UGF) welcomes the European Parliament’s approval of recommendations of 26 March 2019 to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission on the new comprehensive agreement between the EU and Uzbekistan. UGF and other civil society groups had raised concerns regarding the persistent use of forced labour in the cotton, silk …

Head of Gurlen District Assaults Farmer

Uzbek-German Forum has received an audio recording of Alisher Salayev, the head of the Gurlen district of the Khorezm region, in which he is heard shouting and using obscene language during a meeting with farmers on March 11  in the building of the Gurlen district hokimiyat. According to the UGF monitor who spoke to an …

Uzbek Government Must Compensate Human Rights Defender and Hold Hokim of Jizzakh to Account

On February 26, a court upheld an appeal by human rights defender Uktam Pardayev in yet another court case brought against him on fabricated grounds by the Uzbek authorities.   The latest incident which began in December 2018, in which Akbar Shukurov, the hokim of Jizzakh city, demanded that he demolish a wall he had …

Harassment of Human Rights Activist Uktam Pardayev by Jizzakh Officials Continues

Jizzakh human rights activist Uktam Pardayev is seriously concerned for his own safety and the safety of his family. On February 24, Pardayev told Uzbek-German Forum (UGF) that over the past week, he and his family members have been under surveillance. This follows the ongoing court case brought against him by the Jizzakh authorities which …

Harassment of Human Rights Activist Uktam Pardayev by Jizzakh Officials Continues

Jizzakh human rights activist Uktam Pardaev is seriously concerned for his own safety and the safety of his family. On February 24, Pardayev told Uzbek-German Forum (UGF) that over the past week, he and his family members have been under surveillance. This follows the ongoing court case brought against him by the Jizzakh authorities which …

Jizzakh Officials versus Human Rights Activist Uktam Pardayev

In December 2018, Jiizzakh-based human rights activist, Uktam Pardayev, found that the city authorities had file a claim against him in a civil court. The claim, signed by the mayor of Jizzakh city, Akbar Shukurov, alleged that Uktam Pardayev had illegally built a fence around his private property, and thus had taken illegal possession of …

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