Anti-Slavery International Brings 13,000 Signatures to EuroParliament

Posted on December 7, 2011 by | No Comments

Anti-Slavery International, the London-based non-governmental organisation working to elminate all forms of slavery worldwide, brought 13,072 signatures to the European Parliament on December 6, urging that members of parliament reject legislation that would reduce tariffs on imports of cotton from Uzbekistan. Founded in 1839, Anti-Slavery is the world’s oldest international human rights organisation. Anti-Slavery spent […]

Kids Hard At Work In Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

Posted on December 4, 2011 by | No Comments

For years, Uzbek authorities have denied widespread reports that children are sent to the fields to pick cotton every harvest season. Now viewers can see for themselves, thanks to video footage collected by human rights activists and sent to RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service. There is no denying that the school-age children in the video are picking […]