Some of the remarkable facts documented by Nadezhda Ataeva and colleagues deserve to be highlighted. Human rights activists from the group monitored the harvest in six provinces, in the western part of the country and in the Fergana Valley. The video does not indicate where the footage comes from. It does state that in at least two regions, children were observed picking who were "barely as high as the cotton plants themselves." This means 7-8 year olds.
In one Namangan school, remarkably, a group of parents banded together to protest and kept their children out of the fields. But by mid-October the authorities increased their threats and the parents were forced to acquiesce.
Seven children's deaths were registered by the groups's researchers during the 2008 harvest.