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Summary I have to censor myself. This is the reality. I come to Australia and still I’m not free. —Lei Chen (pseudonym), student from mainland China describing his experience studying in an Australian university, September 25, 2020 You have…
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Summary I’ve been chained for five years. The chain is so heavy. It doesn’t feel right; it makes me sad. I stay in a small room with seven men. I’m not allowed to wear clothes, only underwear. I have to go to the toilet in a bucket. I eat…
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this report contains images and names of people who have passed away. In many areas of Indigenous Australia, it is common practice that when a member of the community passes away, the…
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Summary At that stage he couldn’t walk, only shuffle, he was very, very depressed, just crying all the time. And he couldn’t swallow… He would say, “My mind is a hell to me.” He wouldn’t be engaged in a conversation… All his symptoms are side…
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Summary Uzbekistan’s second president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, assumed the presidency in September 2016, following the death of Islam Karimov – the Central Asian country’s authoritarian ruler for 27 years. Since then, the Uzbek government has sought…
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Summary Four officers tackled me. I had played up the day before so they were trying to teach me a lesson. The senior officer stood on my jaw while the other hit my head in and restrained me. They said, ‘You don’t run this prison little cunt, we do…
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Summary From November 2015 until the start of a ceasefire in December 2016, Mozambique’s security forces and the armed group of the country’s largest opposition party, the Mozambican National Resistance, or Renamo, committed numerous abuses in…
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Summary Cotton is mandatory for everyone. The government gave the orders [to pick] and you will not go against those orders…. If I refuse, they will fire me…. We would lose the bread we eat. −Uzbek schoolteacher, October 2015, Turtkul,…
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Summary Beginning in February 2015, 40-50 residents of Durgapur village in northern India, mostly women, sat in protest for more than a month. A state-owned company called the Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Ltd. (THDC) was…
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“Until the Very End” Politically Motivated Imprisonment in Uzbekistan Map of Prisons in Uzbekistan Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Uzbekistan…
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“What is a House without Food?” Mozambique’s Coal Mining Boom and Resettlements Map 1: Tete Province, Mozambique Map 2: Sites of Original and Resettled Villages in Tete…
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Hear No Evil Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector Summary Recommendations To International Mining Firms Operating in Eritrea To…
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“Will I Get My Dues … Before I Die?” Harm to Women from Bangladesh’s Discriminatory Laws on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce Glossary Summary Discriminatory Personal Laws…
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Summary For centuries, Uzbekistan was famed as a hub of trade and rich cultural exchange on the Silk Road connecting China to Western Europe. More recently, however, the Central Asian country has come to be known for something far darker: torture.…
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"Saving its Secrets" Government Repression in Andijan I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Uzbekistan To Uzbekistan's International Partners To States receiving asylum seekers from Andijan III. Methodology IV. Background The Uprising…
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Nowhere to Turn Torture and Ill-treatment in Uzbekistan Summary Methodology Background UN Engagement and Some Steps Forward.. The Scope of Torture.. Pre-trial Detention Isolation and Violation of Detention Procedures Restrictions on the…