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
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
No. 65/2012 (Uzbekistan) Communication addressed to the Government on 13 April 2011 Concerning Azamjon Farmonov and Alisher Karamatov The Government replied to the communication on 31 May 2011. The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was established in resolution 1991/42 of the… Continue reading Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Azam Farmonov and Alisher Karamatov
Grass-roots organization created at that time included Popular Movement “Birlik” and, in the subsequent years, Birlik Party, Erk Democratic Party, women’s movement “Tumaris”, Free Peasant Party, People’s Movement “Turkiston”, Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU), and Independent Human Rights Organization of Uzbekistan.