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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.

Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?
December 01, 2018

Can We Call It An Uzbek Spring Yet?

By Bruce Pannier
Over the last two years, Shavkat Mirziyoyev has certainly changed Uzbekistan. But how much and why?
A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?
December 05, 2017

A Death and a Question: What Does The Future Hold for Uzbekistan's Political Prisoners?

By Catherine Putz
Murod Juraev, 65, was released in 2015 after 21 years in prison. His death underscores the continued issue of political prisoners in Uzbekistan.

The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening
July 06, 2017

The Next Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Opening

By Catherine Putz
Human Rights Watch and the BBC’s Uzbek service are getting access to the country again.

A Post-Karimov Uzbekistan
September 03, 2016

A Post-Karimov Uzbekistan

By Cholpon Orozobekova
What does the future hold without the only leader Uzbekistan has ever known?

UN Committee Obliges Uzbekistan to Investigate Accusations of Torture
October 09, 2015

UN Committee Obliges Uzbekistan to Investigate Accusations of Torture

By Catherine Putz
Mutabar Tadjibayeva says she was subject to torture, gang-rape and forced sterilization at the hands of Uzbek authorities.
Uzbekistan and the ‘Illusion of Stability’
June 19, 2015

Uzbekistan and the ‘Illusion of Stability’

By Zabikhulla Saipov
A recent visit by the UN secretary general focused attention on human rights issues in Uzbekistan and the region.

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