Uzbek Government Continues to Refuse Visit by UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Posted on August 16, 2012 by | No Comments

Since 2008 the government of Uzbekistan has refused the request of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery to visit the country. The Special Rapporteur, Gulnara Shahinian, repeated her request to the Uzbek government in the recently released “Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and [...]

Cotton Campaign Calls on AUCC Members to Safeguard Human Rights in Uzbekistan

Posted on August 15, 2012 by | No Comments

Today, the Cotton Campaign sent the following letter to the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce. The AUCC announced that it will lead the companies on its board to participate in a business forum at the end of this week. The AUCC board includes: Boeing, Case New Holland, FMN Logistics, GE, GM Korea, Harris, Honeywell, Indsur, Lockheed [...]

Condolences to the Family of Akromhodzha Mukhitdinov

Posted on August 1, 2012 by | No Comments

On 25 July, the human rights activist Akromhodzha Mukhitdinov was killed in a brutal attack, reportedly by a group of men who beat him and then stabbed him. Mukhitdinov was a human rights activist, a member of the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan (HRAU), and a leader of the political opposition movement “Birdamlik.” Right up [...]