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Uzbekistan was best known for systematic torture, including boiling, and forced labour in the country's cotton fields. ... From freeing political prisoners to ordering the removal of unpopular foreign travel and currency exchange restrictions, Mirziyoyev has already undone many of Karimov's signature policies.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev was the first to break the ice when he became the first Uzbek leader since 2000 to visit Kyrgyzstan this fall. ... by torture, which is rife in Uzbekistan's jails," The Economist writes, while going on to note that thousands of political and religious prisoners remain in jail.

STRANGE things have been happening over the past year in Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous country and one of the world's most repressive police states. political prisoners have been walking free from jail. ... Thousands of people remain in prison because of their political or religious beliefs.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has signed a decree ordering what state media outlets called the first mass pardoning of convicts in the Central Asian country's history. A total of 2,700 convicts were pardoned under the decree signed on December 7, and 956 of them will be released from prison, state ...
His death underscores the continued issue of political prisoners in Uzbekistan. ... Two years after his release from prison, after serving 21 years on what human rights advocates say were political grounds, Murod Juraev passed away at the age of 65 in Tashkent. ... Men like Juraev leave jail broken. Indeed ...

Tashkent -- Murod Juraev, a prominent Uzbek opposition figure who was released in 2015 after more than 21 years in prison, has died aged 65. Tashkent-based independent journalist Abdurahmon Tashanov told RFE/RL that Juraev died on December 4 after a long illness. According to Tashanov ...
Two gay men have been arrested in Uzbekistan and face charges of engaging in illegal sexual relations. The incident is a rare example of enforcement of the law ... Consensual sex between men is punishable in Uzbekistan by up to three years in prison. Potential prosecution is only the least of what gay ...
So far, checking into a standard Uzbek hotel has gotten you a bed, bathroom, and TV set, at a minimum. But Uzbek authorities say there will soon be a few new additions to many hotel rooms, with copies of the Koran, the Bible, and "the books of other official religions" on hand for guests. Officials have also ...
He had been Uzbekistan's prime minister since 2003, but when Islam Karimov -- Uzbekistan's first and only president since it gained independence in 1991 -- was pronounced ... There were also the deaths of rights lawyer Polina Braunerg in May and former political prisoner Murad Juraev in December.
The court in Silivri outside Istanbul ruled that 44 suspects -- including the self-confessed attacker Uzbek citizen Abdulkadir Masharipov -- must stay in jail. Istanbul -- A Turkish court on Saturday ordered the release of seven suspects in the trial over the deadly New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub ...
The agreement between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on exchange of persons sentenced to imprisonment will come into force on January 12, 2018. Previously, Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Galymzhan Koishibayev met with Azerbaijani Ambassador to Kazakhstan Rashad Mammadov to discuss the ...
STRANGE things have been happening over the past year in Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous country and one of the world's most repressive police states. political prisoners have been walking free from jail. ... Thousands of people remain in prison because of their political or religious beliefs.
After Turkey, with 73 jailed journalists, China, with 41, and Egypt, with 20, the countries with the most journalists in prison were Eritrea (15), Vietnam and ... The Committee to Protect Journalists said that the longest-imprisoned journalist in its census was Yusuf Ruzimuradov, arrested in 1999 in Uzbekistan.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has signed a decree ordering what state media outlets called the first mass pardoning of convicts in the Central Asian country's history. A total of 2,700 convicts were pardoned under the decree signed on December 7, and 956 of them will be released from prison, state ...
Tashkent -- Murod Juraev, a prominent Uzbek opposition figure who was released in 2015 after more than 21 years in prison, has died aged 65. Tashkent-based independent journalist Abdurahmon Tashanov told RFE/RL that Juraev died on December 4 after a long illness. According to Tashanov ...
A further important question is about what happens after a political prisoner is released. As numerous reports over the years have indicated, torture is a rampant problem in Uzbekistan and the effects of torture linger long after the bruises have faded. Men like Juraev leave jail broken. Indeed, two high-profile ...

So far, checking into a standard Uzbek hotel has gotten you a bed, bathroom, and TV set, at a minimum. But Uzbek authorities say there will soon be a few new additions to many hotel rooms, with copies of the Koran, the Bible, and "the books of other official religions" on hand for guests. Officials have also ...
Sensing change in his native Uzbekistan, Hikmat Abdurahmonov plans to ... some critics have been freed from jail, others have been detained.
The Uzbek immigrant accused of mowing down eight people in a truck attack in ... one of a beheading and another of a tank running over a prisoner. ... that he was transferred to a prison facility in Manhattan two days later.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Sayfullo Saipov, a national of Uzbekistan accused of killing eight people ... And in jail, they still face horrendous abuse.
Tributes have been paid to a former child prisoner of war who found safe ... Dr Alfred Brameller, who was born in Poland, survived a brutal prison camp in Siberia ... camp in Uzbekistan which claimed the lives of his mother and aunt. ... but they soon had to flee eastwards and were taken prisoners by the ...
More than 50,000 people are in prison, many suspected of being ... Bipolotov, who like her husband is from Uzbekistan, was at home with her ...
Five former Soviet republics -- Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, ... video are wearing military uniforms, while the prisoners are in orange prison outfits.
Uzbekistan Frees A Few activists, But Critics Need More Convincing To Get ... groups as political prisoners who have been freed from Uzbek jails in the ... Swerdlow says a former prisoner described prison officials "brutally ...
He was sentenced in 2006 to 5 1/2 years in prison on extortion charges that supporters say ... because of a common practice by Uzbek authorities of keeping political prisoners jailed. Qoraboev is the 14th political prisoner to be released from an Uzbek prison ... Detained Uzbek Writer Released From Jail ...
Authorities in Uzbekistan have released a third jailed human rights ... in October 2009 and later sentenced to five years in prison on charges of ... "This latest release follows the recent releases of several other prisoners of conscience, and ... He had been sentenced to nine years in jail in 2006 on charges of ...
Uzbekistan releases political prisoner after 8 years ... spent eight years in jail, on charges which rights groups called trumped up, one of several prominent political prisoners released since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power. ... whose release after 11 years in prison was confirmed in August, and ...
A prominent Uzbek human rights advocate, Ganihon Mamathonov, has ... political prisoners who have been freed from prison since President ...
A United Nations expert has called on the Uzbek government to enact ... has released some people widely seen as political prisoners, taken ...
End Revolving Door for Political Arrests, HRW Urges Uzbekistan ... Tuesday after 11 years in prison and Solijon Abdurakhmanov, a journalist imprisoned ... They joined a string of Karimov-era political prisoners set free by his ...
Efforts by relatives of two Muslim prisoners of conscience, the sisters ... Both had three years added to their prison terms after their initial ... Muslim prisoner of conscience who has been serving a 16-year jail .... "[State-appointed] Imams are said to be visiting prisons to talk to Muslim prisoners to sort out who ...
Uzbek journalist Salijon Abdurahmonov (left) with human rights activist Abdurahmon Tashanov upon his release from prison on October 4.
(Bishkek) - Uzbekistan freed a human rights defender and a journalist, both ... prison authorities had also improperly charged Farmonov with "violations of ... "President Mirziyoyev should see to it that all political prisoners are released .... In fall 2012, prison officials attempted to pass off another prisoner as ...
Uzbek police have released writer Nurullo Otahonov after detaining ... "It happened so quickly -- [police] took me from jail and brought me ... His government has released some people widely seen as political prisoners, taken ...
Tashkent: Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take ... Mirziyoyev has overseen the release of several prominent political prisoners, relaxed some security measures and this week he pardoned 2,700 ...
Some mosques in Uzbekistan are starting to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from loudspeakers for the first time in a decade as they take ... Mirziyoyev has overseen the release of several prominent political prisoners, relaxed some security measures and this week he pardoned 2,700 convicts, saying ...
torture and impunity for torturers continues in Uzbekistan, directed against ... In Nukus one Jehovah's Witness in jail was hit "on his kidneys, chest, ... are routinely used by law enforcement, investigative and prison officials".
A prominent Uzbek opposition activist and human rights advocate, Agzam Turgunov, has been released several months early after nine years in prison. ... Human Rights Watch said in mid-August that five political prisoners ...
He has released some political prisoners, welcomed international human rights campaigners who were persona non grata for years, loosened ...
Uzbek police have released writer Nurullo Otahonov after detaining him last ... "It happened so quickly -- [police] took me from jail and brought me ... His government has released some people widely seen as political prisoners, taken ... Sentsov Reportedly To Be Transferred To Russian Far North prison. 5 ...
Uzbek authorities said this week that the criminal case against Nurullo Otahonov ... If found guilty, Otahonov could face up to 13 years in prison.
police in the capital of Uzbekistan have confirmed the arrest of an ... drug trafficking charges, which are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
While President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan tucked into his third course at a New ... Others, like myself, fled in fear of another prison term.
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Uzbek ... an "independent judiciary," and said he wanted to reform the prison ...
Prosecution of man in custody wants court to seek help from Uzbekistan ... Zekic alias Adhamjon Niyasov, who has spent the past eight months in jail. ... "In the meantime, eight months down the line, our client is still in prison, ...
Rakhimov decided to stop travelling back to Uzbekistan and applied for ... of torture and mistreatment of prisoners in custody is a widespread ...
Human Rights Watch urged the Uzbek government to release all prisoners held on politically motivated charges, cease torture and ill-treatment ...
Each count carries a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted. ... Abdurasul Juraboev, posted on an Uzbek-language website that he wished ...
Back in early February, police in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, detained 20 men in ... five were slapped with 15-day jail terms for allegedly harassing a woman and ... which is punishable by up to eight years in prison, is still to come.


 

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