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Uzbekistan Human Rights

Human Rights Concerns

Uzbekistan's disastrous human rights record worsened further in 2005 after a government massacre of demonstrators in Andijan in May. The government committed major violations of the rights to freedom of religion, expression, association, and assembly, and such abuses only increased after the May massacre. Uzbekistan has no independent judiciary, and torture is widespread in both pre-trial and post-conviction facilities. The government continues its practice of controlling, intimidating, and arbitrarily suspending or interfering with the work of civil society groups, the media, human rights activists, and opposition political parties. In particular, repression against independent journalists, human rights defenders, and opposition members increased this year. Government declarations of human rights reform, such as an announcement that the government will abolish the death penalty and the president's declaration of support for habeas corpus had no practical impact.

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April 20, 2016 • Report

Uzbekistan: Russian authorities complicit in forcibly returning hundreds of asylum-seekers and migrants to face torture

Hundreds of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrant workers have been deported and even abducted in forced returns from Russia to Uzbekistan, where they have been subjected to torture, said Amnesty International in a briefing released today.

February 18, 2016 • Report

Amnesty International State of the World 2015-2016

International protection of human rights is in danger of unravelling as short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns have led to a wholesale assault on basic freedoms and rights, warned Amnesty International as it launched its annual assessment of human rights around the world. “Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around the world,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

April 13, 2015 • Report

Secrets and Lies: Forced Confessions Under Torture in Uzbekistan

The U.S., Germany, and other European Union countries’ continuing ‘blind-spot’ to endemic torture in Uzbekistan ensures that appalling abuses will continue unabated, said Amnesty International.

February 25, 2015 • Report

State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have miserably failed to protect those in greatest need. Amnesty International believes that this can and must finally change.

May 29, 2013 • Report

Annual Report: Uzbekistan 2013

Republic of Uzbekistan Head of state Islam Karimov Head of government Shavkat Mirzioiev Freedom of expression was curtailed as human rights defenders and journalists continued to be harassed, beaten, prosecuted …

July 11, 2011 • Report

Annual Report: Uzbekistan 2011

Head of state: Islam Karimov Head of government: Shavkat Mirzioiev Death penalty: abolitionist for all crimes Population: 27.8 million Life expectancy: 68.2 years Under-5 mortality (m/f): 63/53 per 1,000 Adult …

March 19, 2011 • Report

Annual Report: Uzbekistan 2010

Head of state Islam Karimov Head of government Shavkat Mirzioiev Death penalty abolitionist for all crimes Population 27.5 million Life expectancy 67.6 years Under-5 mortality (m/f) 65/63 per 1,000 Adult …

May 15, 2018 • Press Release

President Trump Must Urge Uzbekistan to Implement Overdue Human Rights Reforms

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan is visiting the White House for the first time this week. He will meet with President Trump to discuss issues such as trade and investment, as well as regional security.

August 8, 2017 • Press Release

Russia court halts journalist’s deportation to Uzbekistan but detains him despite abuse claims

In response to Moscow City Court’s decision to suspend the deportation to Uzbekistan of openly gay journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov (better known by his journalist alias Ali Feruz) but to keep him in detention while his case is reviewed by the European Court of Human Rights, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, Denis Krivosheev, said the following.

April 20, 2016 • Press Release

Uzbekistan: Russian authorities complicit in forcibly returning hundreds of asylum-seekers and migrants to face torture

Hundreds of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrant workers have been deported and even abducted in forced returns from Russia to Uzbekistan, where they have been subjected to torture, said Amnesty International in a briefing released today.