Political prisoners – members of Uzbekistan’s human rights organisations 1. Yusuf Jumaev Poet and dissident, head of the human rights organisation “Sakhroi sherlar”. In 2001 he was arrested by the National Security Service (SNB) for his poems, in which he derided Islam Karimov’s authoritarian regime. He was detained for 71 day in solitary confinement by… Continue reading POLITICAL PRISONERS
APPEAL of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Geneva United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Commissioner Council of Europe for Human Rights, Strasbourg Amnesty International, London Fédération internationale des droits de l’homme, Paris Human Rights Watch, New York City International Crisis Group, Brussels… Continue reading APPEAL
Writer Mamadali Makhmudov was tortured and convicted in a Soviet-style show trial in August 1999. He remains in prison and is reportedly in extremely poor health. In 2001, Makhmudov was awarded the Hellman-Hammett award, given to writers who have been victims of political persecution, and was recipient of the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. In a letter from prison, Makhmudov described his ordeal in police custody: «…in the basement, they regularly beat me…they burned my legs and arms. They put a [gas mask] on me and cut off the air…[and] hung me up by my hands, which they tied behind my back….They told me they were holding my wife and daughters and threatened to rape them in front of my eyes.
August 02, 2001 The Message of the Human Rights Society Of Uzbekistan The face of the justice in Uzbekistan. In 1995 the commission on revision of the activity of farmers was formed by the Khokimiyat (the local governmental body) of Amu-darya district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan. Tursunbai Utamuradov, an expert of the Khokimiyat… Continue reading 01.08.02-The MESSAGE of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan
A List of the imprisoned human rights advocates and members of the oppositional political parties of Uzbekistan № Prisoner (name, surname, age) Jail Home address of the prisoner Short history from their biographies and activity, history of arrest and the imprisonment, data from a jail. 1 Norboy KHOLJIGITOV (born… Continue reading A List of the imprisoned human rights advocates and members of the oppositional political parties of Uzbekistan
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Concerns in Europe and Central Asia July – December 2002 UZBEKISTAN Human rights defenders Human rights defenders continued to face harassment, intimidation, forcible psychiatric confinement and imprisonment. Two women, Larisa Vdovina and human rights defender Elena Urlaeva, were forcibly confined in a psychiatric hospital at the end of August. The… Continue reading 02.07-12-AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Statement To the attention of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union Member States Honoured excellences, With this letter we would like to express our highest esteem and our sincere wishes for a fruitful and successful work in the Council of Foreign Affairs Ministers of EU member states in July 2008. We, a… Continue reading STATEMENT – MINISTERS of the EUROPEAN UNION