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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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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 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, Karakalpakstan…
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 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
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 Prisons in Uzbekistan
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 Government of Uzbekistan…
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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…
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 "Bullets Were
 Falling Like Rain"
 The Andijan
 Massacre, May 13, 2005
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 of Andijan Center
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 Note
 on the Use of Names
 Introduction:
 Prelude to the May 13 Events
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"Empty Promises:" Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture TABLE OF CASES INTRODUCTION... DIPLOMATIC ASSURANCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM... U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture U.N. Human Rights Committee U.N. Committee against Torture U…
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Creating Enemies of the State Religious Persecution in Uzbekistan I. INTRODUCTION.. Summary Methodology Recommendations II. BACKGROUND.. Brief Chronological Overview.. Brief Islamic Revival and Government Backlash Restored State Control of Religion,…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
 OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and
 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…
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September 2003Vol.
 15, No. 7(D) UZBEKISTAN FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE: Abuses by Mahalla Committees SUMMARY.. RECOMMENDATIONS BACKGROUND.. MAHALLA STRUCTURE.. ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF MAHALLA COMMITTEES The Posbon FORMAL AND INFORMAL LINKS TO THE HOKIMIAT…