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Uzbekistan Should Stop Harassing, Jailing Bloggers
March 02, 2022

Uzbekistan Should Stop Harassing, Jailing Bloggers

By Svetlana Vorobyeva
Several bloggers have been deprived of their liberty because they used social media platforms to air criticisms in Uzbekistan.

Who Are Uzbekistan’s Remaining Religious Prisoners?
October 14, 2021

Who Are Uzbekistan’s Remaining Religious Prisoners?

By Catherine Putz
Despite thousands reportedly released since 2016, an estimated 2,000 remain jailed in Uzbekistan for political and religious reasons.
A Look at Punitive Psychiatric Detention in Uzbekistan
September 22, 2021

A Look at Punitive Psychiatric Detention in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
A new report catalogues the use of forced psychiatric detention to repress human rights activists in Uzbekistan, laying out the cases of six individuals to illustrate the abusive practice.

Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans
September 08, 2021

Uzbekistan Should Do More to Help Afghans

By Mihra Rittman and Hugh Williamson
Tashkent has assisted Western countries in evacuating some Afghans, but Uzbekistan can and should do more. 

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights
July 01, 2021

All Style and No Substance? Uzbekistan’s Rebranding Is Hollow Without Human Rights

By Matthew Schaaf
A U.S. trip by Uzbekistan’s foreign minister highlights the gap between Tashkent’s rhetoric and reality on human rights.

UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary
June 17, 2021

UN Working Group Finds Kadyr Yusupov’s Detention in Uzbekistan Arbitrary

By Catherine Putz
The working group called on Uzbek authorities to immediately release the former diplomat.

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges
May 05, 2021

Uzbek Blogger Bazarov Under House Arrest Facing Libel Charges

By Catherine Putz
A month after being brutally beaten, Bazarov was released from the hospital and swiftly charged for insulting his old school in an October 2020 TikTok video.
Europe Adds Uzbekistan to GSP+ Trade Scheme
April 13, 2021

Europe Adds Uzbekistan to GSP+ Trade Scheme

By Catherine Putz
The benefits -- zero tariffs on a range of goods -- come with rights monitoring requirements of shortcomings Uzbekistan may have difficulty improving.

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights
March 01, 2021

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights

By Steve Swerdlow
Tashkent’s continued authoritarian habits undermine positive steps.

Can Uzbekistan Stay on Track in Improving its Human Rights Record?
December 17, 2020

Can Uzbekistan Stay on Track in Improving its Human Rights Record?

By Nodirjon Kirgizbaev
Uzbekistan undoubtedly needs to continue implementing recent initiated reforms, but its progress is promising.

Reality Check on Human Rights in Uzbekistan 
September 16, 2020

Reality Check on Human Rights in Uzbekistan 

By Hugh Williamson
Tashkent needs clear goals for a Human Rights Council term.
Charting Progress in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan
September 01, 2019

Charting Progress in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan

By Steve Swerdlow
Three years of frenzied reform activity have certainly made a difference, but much work remains to be done.

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