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Ensure Effective Investigation; Condemn Flagrant Homophobia

Update (May 4, 2021): Police detained the blogger, Miraziz Bazarov, on April 29, immediately after he was discharged from the hospital where he had been recovering from a violent attack by unidentified assailants on March 28. A court placed Bazarov under…
Amir Timur statue, in Amir Timur square, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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UN Expert Body Says Judges Should Query All Defendants if Tortured

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Screenshot from a video showing a photo of a prisoner working at Uzbekistan's Jaslyk prison.
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Retired Official Tortured in Detention, Family Members Harassed

Click to expand Image Kadyr Yusupov with his family in Vienna,…
Kadyr Yusupov with his family in Vienna, 2008, during a stint as head of Uzbekistan's mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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Reports of Ill-Treatment Show Need for Transparency, Monitoring


 (Paris) – Uzbek authorities should immediately and unconditionally release an Afghan citizen whose 13-year imprisonment and alleged torture in custody have only recently become known, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, International…
A guard in a solitary confinement block at an unidentified prison in Uzbekistan. Prisoners in solitary confinement in Uzbekistan’s prisons experience cramped cells without bedding—some in total darkness, others with permanent bright lights