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Uzbekistan: Cotton Slave Labor Out, Human Rights Ombudsman In?

Article retrieved from Eurasianet. Just as the annual cotton-picking…

An elderly man decided to pick cotton instead of his wife and died right in the field

The 58-year-old Andizhan resident Muzaffar Umrzakov, who went…

A large number of Uzbek students are called back from cotton fields

On September 21, the Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov instructed…

The Uzbek government has demanded to urgently call back students, teachers and doctors from the cotton fields

On September 22, the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov…

In Andijan those who send students, teachers and doctors to work in the fields will be prosecuted

Shahratbek Abdurakhmanov, the khokim of Andijan region, at a…