TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defenders, Women's Rights, Women's Rights: Women's Human Rights Defenders • Europe and Central Asia, Uzbekistan •
Urgent Action Victory! Nafosat Olloshkurova Released (Uzbekistan: UA 139.19)
Uzbekistani blogger and human rights defender Nafosat Olloshkurova was released from a psychiatric institution on 28 December. She was violently detained by police on 23 September 2019 while monitoring and reporting about a peaceful protest. On 26 September she was placed in a psychiatric institution and subjected to medical treatment without her consent. Nafosat Olloshkurova should have never been deprived of her freedom in retaliation for her legitimate human rights work.