Uzbekistan Must End State-Sponsored Slavery

Posted on March 15, 2013 by | No Comments

By Mark P. Lagon, Bennett Freeman and Nate Herman Uzbekistan’s foreign minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, was one of the first foreign officials to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington this week. The meeting underscored Uzbekistan’s important role in the Northern Distribution Network, through which the United States moves supplies to the troops in [...]

“Action against child labor in Uzbekistan took place In Washington”

Posted on March 14, 2013 by | No Comments

The following article by Voice of America was originally published in the Uzbek language and is available here. The translation into English follows: “While the delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov visited Washington yesterday, U.S. activists held a protest in front of the Uzbek Embassy. Coalition of dozens of [...]

Demonstration for Human Rights: Today, 12:00 PM at Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington, DC

Posted on March 11, 2013 by | No Comments

Global coalition of civil-society organizations call on the government of Uzbekistan to stop forced labor, forced child labor and human rights abuses (Washington, DC, March 11, 2013) – The government of Uzbekistan must end forced labor, forced child labor and human rights abuses, said Uzbek nationals in the U.S., the Cotton Campaign and the Child [...]

Kerry Should Raise Rights Abuses at Talks – Human Rights Watch Press Release

Posted on March 7, 2013 by | No Comments

Today, Human Rights Watch calls on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise human rights abuses during talks with Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Komilov and other Uzbek officials, during their visit to Washington DC, March 11-13. The HRW press release is forwarded below and, along with other human rights issues that HRW addresses, conveys fundamental [...]

March 11 Demonstration: Stop Forced Labor, Forced Child Labor & Human Rights Abuses in Uzbekistan

Posted on March 6, 2013 by | No Comments

Join a Demonstration to Call on the Uzbek Government to Stop Forced Labor, Forced Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses in Uzbekistan During the Uzbekistan Foreign Minister’s visit to Washington, DC               March 11, 2013, 12 – 1 PM EST, at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington, Massachusetts Ave. [...]