Cotton picker with bags © UGF 2017

Uzbek Farmers Spend Night Behind Bars for Selling Cucumbers instead of Picking Cotton

On October 18, at a meeting of the administration of the Shahrisabz…
Journalist Bettina Zenling of the German magazine “Stern”. The photo was taken in the Bukinsky district of the Tashkent region on October 4, 2017.
Source: Courtesy Photo

Police Officers Release German “Stern” Journalist Detained near Tashkent (updated)

Elena Urlayeva, head of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan…
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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…