The Uzbek Government's Crackdown
HRW researcher Steve Swerdlow says the Uzbek government has effectively silenced dissent. Now the government has also blocked the work of Human Rights Watch in the country.
Europe/Central AsiaUzbekistan: Government Shuts Down Human Rights Watch Office
March 15, 2011News Release
Europe/Central AsiaPersecution of Human Rights Defenders in Uzbekistan
The Uzbek government persecutes human rights defenders and obstructs human rights work, in violation of its international commitments. In the past twelve months alone, it has imprisoned six human rights defenders and harassed numerous others.
May 1, 2003Report