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Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'
August 05, 2019

Uzbekistan to Close Notorious Prison Colony, the 'House of Torture'

By Catherine Putz
Jaslyk is Uzbekistan's most notorious prison. On August 2, President Mirziyoyev ordered its closure.

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
June 22, 2018

An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan

By Jared Genser
Iskander Yerimbetov’s counsel recounts his client’s latest court hearing.
The Cambodia Conundrum: What Is Wrong With Hun Sen?
August 26, 2017

The Cambodia Conundrum: What Is Wrong With Hun Sen?

By John Sifton
Cambodia’s allies and donors can and should press Hun Sen to end the repression of the opposition.

Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka
January 28, 2017

Sustained Concerns About Torture in Sri Lanka

By Taylor Dibbert
More concerns about torture and impunity in Sri Lanka.

Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta
October 06, 2016

Torture Under Thailand's Military Junta

By Mong Palatino
A new report exposes the extent of the practice under the current government.

Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
July 26, 2016

Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center

By Grant Wyeth
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia. Inquiry needs to ask why.

Report: Torture in Kazakhstan Persists
March 05, 2016

Report: Torture in Kazakhstan Persists

By Casey Michel
Despite Astana's bold promises, recent Amnesty report says the use of torture “remains largely unchecked and unpunished.”
Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years
November 12, 2015

Uzbek Political Prisoner Released After 21 Years

By Catherine Putz
Murod Juraev’s release comes ten days after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Uzbekistan.

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
October 25, 2015

Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem

By Taylor Dibbert
Is Sri Lanka’s new government ready to deal with police torture? Only time will tell.

Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'
June 02, 2015

Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for 'Violating Prison Rules'

By Catherine Putz
Azam Farmonov has already served 9 years in jail for extortion charges, which human rights groups say were fabricated.

Tajikistan and China to Trade… Felons
May 21, 2015

Tajikistan and China to Trade… Felons

By Catherine Putz
Extradition among the region's states is common, so is torture.
Turning a Blind Eye to Torture in Uzbekistan
April 16, 2015

Turning a Blind Eye to Torture in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Amnesty International’s latest report, on torture in Uzbekistan, paints a damning picture.

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