Uzbekistan

(English) Uzbekistan: Investigate Torture of Journalist

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(English) Uzbek authorities should ensure a thorough, impartial, and independent investigation into the alleged torture and other ill-treatment of a detained independent journalist, Civil Rights Defenders and eleven other human rights groups said today. Uzbek authorities should immediately release Bobomurod Abdullaev and other people detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression.

(English) Human Rights Defender Dilmurod Saiid Freed After Nine Years in Uzbek Prison

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(English) On 3 February 2018, prison authorities in Uzbekistan’s southern Qarshi region released human rights defender and journalist Dilmurod Saiid. He has served almost nine years in prison on fabricated charges of forgery and extortion. Civil Rights Defenders welcomes his release, and urges Uzbek authorities to build upon the achieved progress and ensure the immediate release of all other imprisoned journalists and human rights defenders.

(English) Long Held Journalist and Human Rights Defender Freed From Prison in Uzbekistan

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(English) In the beginning of October, journalist Salidzhon Abdurakhmanov and human rights defender Azam Farmonov were released from Uzbek prisons. “We are relieved to see that our colleagues walk free after spending up to a decade in prison were no innocent journalist or human rights defender belong”, said Joanna Kurosz, Eurasia Programme Director at Civil Rights Defenders.

(English) Uzbekistan: UN Official Calls for Rights Reforms

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(English) The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called on President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on May 10 and 11, 2017, to turn his government’s pledges for reform into concrete human rights improvements and fulfill its obligations under human rights law. Civil Rights Defenders, together with seven other rights groups, endorsed the high commissioner’s recommendations.

Tidningsredaktör släppt efter 18 år i fängelse

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Den 22 februari släpptes journalisten Muhammad Bekjanov ur fängelse i Uzbekistan efter att ha suttit inlåst i 18 år. Redaktören, för det som en gång var landets ledande oppositionstidning, var fram tills dess en av världens längst fängslade journalister. Han har vid upprepade tillfällen utsatts för tortyr och han fick även sitt fängelsestraff förlängt strax före en planerad frigivning 2012. Enligt preliminära uppgifter kommer han inte kunna lämna landet på ett år.

Frukostseminarium: Per Anger-pristagaren

Amnesty International och Civil Rights Defenders välkomnar dig till ett frukostseminarium den 12 november. Vi bjuder på frukost, föredrag och diskussion. Varje år delar Forum för levande historia, på uppdrag av regeringen, ut Per Anger-priset till en person som gjort stora humanistiska och demokratifrämjande insatser i världen. 2010 års pris tilldelas människorättsförsvararen Elena Urlaeva. Urlaeva […]