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Uzbekistan government closes local HRW office
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday that the Uzbekistan government has ordered the closure of the advocacy group's Uzbek office. HRW learned from the Uzbekistan Supreme Court on March 10 that, after maintaining a presence in the country for (More)
UN SG urges Uzbekistan to enforce human rights agreements
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Uzbekistan Monday to deliver on promises to improve its human rights record. In a speech to the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Ban challenged the former Soviet republic to live up (More)
UN rights committee urges Uzbekistan to investigate 2005 Andijan clashes
The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Uzbekistan to carry out an independent investigation into the May 2005 Andijan clashes [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] between Uzbek protesters, soldiers and police that human rights groups claim (More)
EU lifts final sanctions against Uzbekistan despite rights concerns
The European Union (EU) announced Tuesday that it is lifting the final sanctions still in place against Uzbekistan in connection with the May 2005 clashes in Andijan . The decision was made in the face of resolute opposition due to Uzbekistan' (More)
Rights group claims Uzbek authorities abusing former protesters
Persons suspected of involvement in the 2005 Andijan uprising that resulted in a massacre of unarmed civilians are still being mistreated according to a new Human Rights Watch report released Monday. Uzbek President Islam Karimov [official profil (More)
ECHR rules Russia violated rights of 13 detained Andijan uprising suspects
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled [judgment text; press release] that Russia violated the civil rights of 13 men accused of terrorism in Uzbekistan by detaining them without trial for 20 months. In 2006, Russia agreed to ex (More)
Uzbekistan pardons rights activist
Uzbekistan authorities have granted a pardon to a journalist and Human Rights Watch (HRW) translator sentenced to prison, according to Tuesday reports. Umida Niyazova was sentenced to seven years after an Uzbek court convicted her last May of il (More)
Russia disregards ECHR request to delay extradition of Uzbek man
Russia has extradited an Uzbek man sought on charges of religious extremism to his native Uzbekistan in defiance of a request by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) , a representative from the Russian advocacy group Civic Assistance said Thur (More)
UN torture committee concerned over Uzbek law enforcement practices
The UN Committee against Torture said Friday it was concerned about ill-treatment and torture of detainees by Uzbekistan law enforcement officials. The committee issued a report concluding a three-week meeting in Geneva where it reviewed the compl (More)
Uzbekistan president registers to run for third term despite constitutional bar
Uzbek President Islam Karimov [official profile; BBC profile] has registered to run for a third term in office, despite an amendment to the Uzbek constitution limiting presidents to two consecutive terms. Karimov accepted a nomination to run for pr (More)
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