Aug 282009
 

IFEX – News from the international freedom of expression community
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ALERT – UZBEKISTAN

28 August 2009

New abuse of jailed dissident

SOURCE: Human Rights Watch

Family visits threatened after relatives publicize mistreatment

(Human Rights Watch/IFEX) – (New York, August 27, 2009) – Uzbek authorities
should promptly investigate new allegations of abuse against a political
prisoner, Yusuf Jumaev, and ensure that his family is permitted regular
visits, Human Rights Watch said today. Continue reading »

Aug 202009
 

URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY

New information

UZB 007 / 0809 / OBS 118

Release / Arbitrary detention /

Serious health deterioration

Uzbekistan

August 20, 2009

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Uzbekistan.

New information:

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the release of Mr. Abdulsattor Irzaev, Head of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU) section in the district of Ishtikhan (Samarkand region). Continue reading »

Aug 192009
 

IFEX – News from the international freedom of expression community
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ALERT – UZBEKISTAN

18 August 2009

Rights activist arrested

SOURCE: Human Rights Watch

Activitist defended farmers from corrupt land grabs

(Human Rights Watch/IFEX) – New York, August 18, 2009 – Uzbek authorities
should immediately drop any unsubstantiated criminal charges against
Oyazimhon Hidirova, chairman of the Arnasai Branch of the International
Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan, and free her from pre-trial detention,
Human Rights Watch said today.oyazimhon-hidirova0208092

Hidirova was arrested on July 28, 2009 at the Arnasai District Department
of Internal Affairs on preliminary charges of hooliganism (two counts),
fraud, and tax evasion. Human Rights Watch is concerned that Hidirova’s
arrest and prosecution may be in retaliation for her efforts to expose
corruption by agricultural officials in Arnasai, a district in the Jizzakh
region of Uzbekistan. Since 2004 she has been a member of the International
Human Rights Organization, one of the few human rights groups that have
been permitted to register in Uzbekistan. Continue reading »

Aug 122009
 

Uzbekistan: Serious concerns at the deteriorating health of human rights defender Norboy Kholjigitov

Posted on 2009/08/12

Front Line is seriously concerned by new reports of the deteriorating health conditions of human rights defender Norboy Kholjigitov, former President of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU), Ishtikhan district. Continue reading »

Aug 112009
 

Russian Federation: Front Line calls for independent investigation into the killing of human rights defender Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband Alik Djibralov

Front Line calls on President Medvedev to urgently establish an independent investigation, in association with international experts, into the killing of human rights defender Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband Alik Djibralov . Continue reading »