Artist: Adolat (Source: www.eltuz.com)
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Uzbekistan’s Imams Declare Picking Cotton is Mandatory in Islam

In Uzbekistan the imams of mosques are calling on worshipers…
Cotton picker in Karakalpakstan © UGF 2016
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“Statement of the Ministry of Labour of Uzbekistan is simply eyewash”

The Uzbek Ministry of Labour made an official statement about…
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“Second-year students assault us to forcibly make us pick cotton”

A student from Samarkand complained to Radio Ozodlik about problems…
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“I cannot leave my disabled husband at home to pick cotton”

"I work as a nurse. My husband is a disabled man of the second…
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“People who do not fulfill the cotton quota are imprisoned in kennels at the local police office”

“The Khokim of the Chinaz district Makhmud Eshonov, the head…
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“Mirziyoev is coming! Students are moved from picking cotton to cleaning streets”

According to Radio Ozodlik, college students picking cotton in…
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Health Professionals from Angren Forced to Harvest Cotton in Buka district

On September 23, 2016 the activists Malokhat Eshonkulova and…
Cotton pickers in the Namangan region © UGF 2016
Work on the cotton fields 2015 (Source: UGF monitors)
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"Most of the summer we spent in the fields rather than at work"

Interview with the Doctor,. 18 September 2016. I am a…