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Karakalpak Activist Deprived of Kazakh Citizenship

Karakalpak Activist Deprived of Kazakh Citizenship

By Catherine Putz
Uzbek authorities have told Kazakh authorities that Urazbayev never officially renounced his Uzbek citizenship and therefore Kazakh authorities have revoked his Kazakh citizenship. 

An Economist vs. Uzbekistan’s Silk Industry: Whose Facts Matter?

An Economist vs. Uzbekistan’s Silk Industry: Whose Facts Matter?

By Umida Niyazova
A coming court verdict on the admissibility of independently verified information could have lasting negative implications for labor rights reporting in Uzbekistan.
What Do Central Asia’s Activists Think of the New US Relationship With Their Region?

What Do Central Asia’s Activists Think of the New US Relationship With Their Region?

By Matthew Schaaf
Washington’s current approach sidesteps human rights concerns. Central Asia’s rights defenders and civic activists have suggestions to fix that.

Uzbek Journalists and Bloggers Suffer from Mirziyoyev’s Broken Promises on Freedom of Speech

Uzbek Journalists and Bloggers Suffer from Mirziyoyev’s Broken Promises on Freedom of Speech

By Umida Niyazova
Although there is much more freedom of speech compared to the Karimov era, ongoing attacks on bloggers and civil society activists show an alarming deteriorating dynamic in Uzbekistan.

Redeeming Book Culture in Uzbekistan

Redeeming Book Culture in Uzbekistan

By Niginakhon Saida
In a new political era, boosted by social media, Uzbekistan’s publishers, translators, and book bloggers see rewarding opportunities amid the challenges.

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UN Working Group Calls for Release of Uzbek Blogger Sattoriy 

UN Working Group Calls for Release of Uzbek Blogger Sattoriy 

By Catherine Putz
The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says Otabek Sattoriy’s 2021 detention is arbitrary under international law.

New Regulations in Uzbekistan Effectively Impose Government Control on NGOs

New Regulations in Uzbekistan Effectively Impose Government Control on NGOs

By Umida Niyazova and Lynn Schweisfurth
Will international donors legitimize Uzbekistan’s tightening grip on civil society?
Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan

Unrest in Central Asia: The Trouble in Karakalpakstan

By Catherine Putz
Although protests this year in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan took place in different contexts, with different triggers, there are some similarities worth highlighting.

Uzbekistan Should Stop Harassing, Jailing Bloggers

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?

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

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

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. 

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