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Shooting in Tashkent: People Killed as A Result of A Violent Prison Riot Suppression

Men were killed a result of a prisoners’ riot violently suppressed by police in the outskirts of the capital of Uzbekistan on the 4th of May, 2012, though details of the deadly accident are not disclosed. Our anonymous source from … Continue reading

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Uzbek Human Rights Activist Fined for Helping Workers

An Uzbek human rights activist who tried to help some struggling day workers claim their rights wound up with a hefty fine and accusations from the anti-terrorism police that he had “incited a riot,” the independent Uzbek web site uznews.net … Continue reading

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Central Asian Regimes Fear Unrest

BISHKEK, Feb 27, 2011 (IPS) – As revolutions and popular protests against dictatorships spread across northern Africa and the Middle East, questions are being raised whether they will inspire similar uprisings in Central Asia. Activists say that it is now … Continue reading

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Adults Suffer Forced Labor, Beatings in Uzbek Cotton Campaign: Human Rights Groups

October 22, 2010 Much of the reporting on the cotton season in Uzbekistan has focused on the use of forced child labor, despite government pledges to discontinue the practice. This type of abuse takes place in a larger context of … Continue reading

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100,000 Uzbek refugees seek safety at border

OSH, Kyrgyzstan — Some 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left a major city … Continue reading

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