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Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan
June 04, 2019

Umida Niyazova on Forced Labor in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Despite progress, forced labor remains a reality in Uzbekistan.

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Uzbek Officials Discuss Human Rights in Washington
May 15, 2018

Uzbek Officials Discuss Human Rights in Washington

By Catherine Putz
A few years ago such a panel -- seating a human rights researcher next to an Uzbek official -- would have been unthinkable.

In Uzbekistan, Abdullaev Case Concludes With Freedom
May 08, 2018

In Uzbekistan, Abdullaev Case Concludes With Freedom

By Catherine Putz
The defendants were set free; the judge ordered the state security service to look into its “violations” during the investigation.

Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018

Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights

By Catherine Putz
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.

Uzbek Exile Immediately Detained Upon Return
September 27, 2017

Uzbek Exile Immediately Detained Upon Return

By Catherine Putz
Reform? Thaw? A few steps forward, a few steps back.

Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
September 27, 2016

Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect

By Ankit Panda
Katie Putz joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a conversation on Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan
September 03, 2016

Remember Andijan and Bekzhanov: Islam Karimov and the Tragedy of Uzbekistan

By Anna Neistat
Anna Neistat, who visited Uzbekistan in the aftermath of the 2005 Andijan massacre, reflects on Islam Karimov's death.

Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan
July 07, 2016

Cotton and Loans: Bad Business in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
A complaint against an IFC project sheds light on the opaque financial systems underlying Uzbekistan's cotton industry.

Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
July 01, 2016

Forced Labor Remains Endemic in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The two countries were downgraded in the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons report.

Security Tops German Foreign Minister’s Agenda in Central Asia
March 30, 2016

Security Tops German Foreign Minister’s Agenda in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The minister is visiting Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan this week.
Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations
January 21, 2016

Uzbek Foreign Minister in Washington for Consultations

By Catherine Putz
There’s plenty to discuss, such as the 5 year coverup of the death of a political prisoner.

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