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“We are Forced to Pick Cotton and Pay for Renovating a Hospital”

"The deputy director of the Central Hospital in the city…
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“We are Forced to Pick Cotton in Bushes full of Thorns”

Some people mobilized to pick cotton in the Chinaz district of…
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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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Students from Ferghana are forced to walk for 2 hours every day to reach a cotton field

Students of the Tashkent Medical Academy's branch in Ferghana…
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Entrepreneurs from Asaka are forced to pay a “cotton tax”

This message was sent to Ozodlik by one of its readers from the…
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"Why should I leave my kid and pick cotton?"

“I was born in 1994 in Andijan. I have a child. I was accepted…
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Uzbeks migrants returning back home to change their passports fall into the “cotton trap”

One of the followers of Ozodlik sent a message about the ways…