Uzbek authorities should cease harassment and intimidation of independent journalists
|Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
|Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Co-Chairman
December 30, 2009
CORRUPTION: A PROBLEM THAT SPANS THE OSCE REGION AND DIMENSIONS
It’s Gulnara’s World. We Only Live In It.
of the imprisoned human rights advocates and members of the oppositional political parties of Uzbekistan
Leading the way is Uzbek president’s daughter Gulnara Karimova, who was also appointed as the country’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva:
The consequences of crossing Karimova became clear in 2001 when she divorced her husband, an Afghan-American businessman with extensive holdings in Uzbekistan, and took their children out of the United States in violation of a court order. The unfortunate ex-husband’s Coca-Cola bottling factory in Uzbekistan was promptly shut down, three of his relatives were imprisoned, and 24 were deported at gunpoint to Afghanistan. In 2006, Karimova, whose business interests include most of Uzbekistan’s tea industry, reportedly sent hooded men with machine guns to shut down a rival company and liquidate their holdings.
She also has a burgeoning music career.
— Luke Allnutt
Posted At: 07 August 12:39
Once justice and legitimacy fade away a state becomes a gang of bandits.
The statement of Human rights Society of Uzbekistan
About compulsory and child labour in Uzbekistan
The August, 5th, 2009
Since 2004, Uzbek and international human rights organizations have constantly brought up the question on the use of child and forced labour in the cultivation of a cotton and by the authorities of Uzbekistan. The authorities have not recognized or have denied compulsory attraction of schoolboys, 12-16 aged, to agricultural works. With the boycott beginning on the purchase of the Uzbek cotton by a number of known foreign firms, such as Tesco, Walmart, Target, Levi Strauss, Gap, Limited Brands and Marks and Spencer and H&M the authorities of Uzbekistan in first half of 2008 were forced to ratify two documents of the United Nations on child labour, namely the Convention of the International Labour Organization No.138 “About the minimum age for employment” and the United Nations No.182 “About prohibition and immediate measures on eradication of the worst forms of child labour”.
The statement of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan
About prosecutions of its members and other legal experts by the authorities of Uzbekistan.