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Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
June 27, 2017
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says the World Bank's Uzbekistan projects are tainted with forced labor.
Forced Labor Continues in World Bank Project Areas in Uzbekistan
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
June 12, 2017
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
UN Secretary Antonio Guterres is on a regional tour and seems to be avoiding the subject.
Does the UN Care About Human Rights in Central Asia?
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
May 25, 2017
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
New report, same old story: Dushanbe's crackdown on lawyers continues.
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
March 31, 2017
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
“If we call our relatives, friends and families, everything will be heard, we know that."
New Report Shines a Light on the Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
September 20, 2016
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
Meanwhile, in Geneva Tajikistan's human rights record will be up for discussion.
Tajik Authorities Seek Long Prison Terms for IRPT Lawyers
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
August 25, 2016
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
Dushanbe continues to pursue its opponents, targeting their lawyers and families now that the core IRPT is in jail.
In Tajikistan, Persecution Is a Family Affair
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
August 09, 2016
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
While Belarus isn’t willing to extradite all rogue Central Asians, Chary Annamuradov might be one of the unlucky ones.
The Belarus Trap: Former Journalist Faces Forced Return to Turkmenistan
Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case
July 13, 2016
Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case
Meanwhile, UN Human Rights Committee reaffirms call for Askarov’s release.
Merkel in Kyrgyzstan, Activists Urge Pressure on Askarov Case
Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision
July 12, 2016
Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision
The court overturned Azimjon Askarov’s life sentence but sent his case back to the oblast for a retrial; no release.
Kyrgyz Supreme Court Punts Askarov Decision
No News Is Terrible News in Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016
No News Is Terrible News in Turkmenistan
Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist detained last summer, hasn’t been heard from since September 2015
No News Is Terrible News in Turkmenistan
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
The two countries were downgraded in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.
Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
June 23, 2016
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
The Kyrgyz Supreme Court set a date to reconsider the case of Azimjon Askarov.
Promise and Problems in Kyrgyzstan’s Courts
Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies
June 13, 2016
Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies
Ishoq Tabarov’s two sons are in jail on charges rights advocates say were brought specifically to pressure their father.
Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
June 02, 2016
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
A dozen other IRPT leaders were given between two and 28 years.
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home
June 01, 2016
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home
Why--if Azimjan Askarov was convicted in 2010--are the authorities moving only now to seize his property?
Kyrgyz Authorities Move to Seize Jailed Activists Home
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
May 12, 2016
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Dushanbe says the right things in international forums, but hasn’t made measurable progress in fulfilling its rights commitments.
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
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