Aug 202009


New information

UZB 007 / 0809 / OBS 118

Release / Arbitrary detention /

Serious health deterioration


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 172009
Gulnara Karimova
17.08.09 16:29
Gulnara Karimova gets chance to improve from “the worst daughter” – The president of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU), Abdujalil Boymatov, has sent Gulnara Karimova a letter urging her to help to free the imprisoned human rights activist, Norboy Holjigitov, whose advanced diabetes led to his limbs’ gangrene.

Today HRSU President Abdujalil Boymatov sent a letter to the Uzbek envoy to the UN Gulnara Karimova in Geneva, requesting for her urgent involvement in releasing the imprisoned human rights activist, Norboy Holjigitov, who is suffering from a severe form of pancreatic diabetes.

“I am appealing to you as a young politician and the Uzbek ambassador in the UNO, hoping to find the kind heart of a woman and a human-being in you.

I am asking you to help urgently to free the ill and old man, Norboy Holjigitov, a member of the HRSU in Ishtihan District of Samarkand Region, from the 64/49 prison in Karshi. 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 072009

One Of The ‘World’s Worst Daughters’

August 07, 2009
After running last week a list of the worst-behaved sons of world leaders, “Foreign Policy” magazine this week looks at the daughters.

Leading the way is Uzbek president’s daughter Gulnara Karimova, who was also appointed as the country’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva:

[B]ack home, Karimova is likely being groomed as successor to her brutal dictator father and has used his influence to amass her own formidable financial holdings.

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

Aug 052009

Once justice and legitimacy fade away a state becomes a gang of bandits.
Augustine Aurelius.

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”. Continue reading »

Jun 242009

Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan

S  T  A  T  E  M  E  N  T
on Poverty in Uzbekistan

That fact which follows from human nature that any capable, sane person cannot subject the members of the family to poverty at his own will. It is an axiom.
Short of wars, natural cataclysms and various epidemics which can sometimes occur in the history of this or that state, one of the dangerous social harms – poverty, is a direct consequence of the  criminal policy of the powermongering dictators. Good will of heads of state and freedom given to the people, multiplied by diligence and the initiative of people, leads to state prosperity even if it is not completely rich with natural resources. Japan is one of the best examples to acknowledge the fact. Continue reading »

Jun 182009
Title Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2009 – Uzbekistan
Publisher International Federation for Human Rights
Country Uzbekistan
Publication Date 18 June 2009
Cite as International Federation for Human Rights, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Annual Report 2009 – Uzbekistan, 18 June 2009, available at: [accessed 28 August 2009] Continue reading »
May 282009

Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan

S  T  A  T  E  M  E  N  T

in Connection with the Ratification of the Convention of the United Nations against Corruption by Uzbekistan.

It is pleasant that Uzbekistan joined the Convention of the United Nations Organization against Corruption on July, 29th, 2008 which was accepted by the UN on October, 31st, 2003 . Experts from Europe, the United States and Central Asia held in Tashkent an anticorruption seminar from March, 31st till April, 1st organised by UNODC — United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Radio “Free Europe” informed on May, 21st, 2009 in its on-line edition that Ambassador of the USA in Uzbekistan Richard Norland declared that the United States was ready to render Uzbekistan technical assistance with a view of implication provisions of the United Nations Continue reading »