News about Uzbekistan

Money remittances from Russia to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, decreased” The Times of Central Asia, 11 March 2015

World Bank Panel: For Uzbekistan Forced Labor, No Probe Needed” 100 Reporters, 5 February 2015

Campaigners urge renewed pressure on Uzbekistan,” Just-Style, 4 February 2015

World Bank Declines To Probe Uzbek Forced Labor Abuses” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 2 February 2015

Uzbekistan: World Bank Rejects Child and Forced Labor Probe” EurasiaNet, 2 February 2015

Forced labor in Uzbekistan” Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post, 15 January 2015

Slowdown in China, cotton glut may deal Indian farmers a hard knock” Hindustan Times, 12 January 2015

Major Changes in Supply and Demand Estimates and Projections” International Cotton Advisory Committee, 5 January 2015

World Bank urged to probe links with Uzbek cotton” Just-Style, 18 December 2014

What foreign investor? A brief story of the Dutch, the Chinese and 50m USD” Fergana News, 4 December 2014

17 killed in Uzbekistan’s forced cotton harvest, report says” The Star, 14 November 2014

Uzbekistan: Forced Labor Gathers Cotton Crop” EurasiaNet, 14 November 2014

Children, teachers forced to toil in Uzbek cotton harvest – report” World Bulletin, 14 November 2014

Uzbekistan ban on child labour forces more adults into cotton workforce” The Guardian, 13 November 2014

Uzbekistan: Forced to Labor in Cotton Fields, Students Rebel” EurasiaNet, 11 November 2014

Another Uzbek woman killed during the cotton harvest” UzNews, 10 November 2014

Even the blind pick cotton in Andijan province” UzNews, 7 November 2014

Trial of organic fruit producer begins in Tashkent” UzNews, 7 November 2014

Uzbekistan’s cruel cotton conundrum” BBC News, 5 November 2014

Uzbekistan’s Controversial Cotton Harvest ‘Feeds the Regime, not Citizens’” Global Voices, 5 November 2014

Uzbekistan: Schools Grind to a Halt as Staff Pick Cotton” Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 5 November 2014

Who is responsible for the deaths and injuries during the cotton harvest?” UzNews, 4 November 2014

Who spends the money from cotton in Uzbekistan?” UzNews, 29 October 2014

International conference in Urgench searching for solutions to Aral Sea disaster” UzNews, 29 October 2014

Angren health workers return home” UzNews, 28 October 2014

Imprisoned human rights activist Bobomurod Razzakov in hospital” UzNews, 28 October 2014

Do not get tired, my dears” UzNews, 27 October 2014

Life returns to normal in Syrdaryo and Bakht after the harvest” UzNews, 27 October 2014

Cotton pickers congratulated for completion of harvest, but must continue working” UzNews, 27 October 2014

Journalist Salijon Abdurakhmanov wins Palm award for freedom of speech” UzNews, 26 October 2014

3.3 million tons of cotton must be harvested” UzNews, 24 October 2014

The truth behind Uzbekistan’s 8% GDP growth” UzNews, 24 October 2014

Is the Uzbek cotton draft legal?” UzNews, 23 October 2014

A story of a cotton picker: ‘Picking cotton instead of a police officer? Sure, I am ready!’” UzNews, 23 September 2014

Uzbekistan will make transit through Georgia 250 thousand tons of cotton” CA-News, 21 October 2014

“” UzNews, 20 October 2014

Uzbekistan Still Using Child Slaves To Pick Cotton” Mint Press News, 20 October 2014

The hardship of the cotton harvest for Jizzakh public-sector employees” UzNews, 20 October 2014

The price of Uzbek cotton for the Uzbek people” UzNews, 20 October 2014

Elena Urlaeva subjected to full-body search for taking photos of forced cotton pickers” UzNews, 14 October 2014

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Uzbekistan plans to process up to 500 thousand of cotton in 2015” CA-News, 13 October 2014

Student dies, possibly from torture, during cotton works” UzNews, 10 October 2014

Tesco says ‘No’ to Uzbek cotton” UzNews, 9 October 2014

Uzbekistan: US Slams Tashkent over Continuing Child Labor” EurasiaNet, 9 October 2014

“” UzNews, 9 October 2014

Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour” Inter Press Service, 8 October 2014

Uzbekistan: President Karimov travels to Andijan, likes everything” 8 October 2014

Teachers, students, and children pick cotton in Tashkent province” UzNews, 7 October 2014

Cotton production linked to images of the dried up Aral Sea basin” The Guardian, 1 October 2014

Forced cotton pickers in Uzbekistan told to keep quiet about their cotton work” UzNews, 30 September 2014

Rights Activists Knock on Uzbek Embassy’s Door But Get No Answer” EurasiaNet, 30 September 2014

Uzbekistan shuts down high schools, universities in forced cotton harvest” The Star, 30 September 2014

There will be no Internet: Your service provider has gone to the cotton harvest” UzNews, 26 September 2014

New passports offer surprise for activists and journalists in Uzbekistan” 24 September 2014

University and primary school students suffering from cotton harvest in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 25 September 2014

Cabinet of Ministers calls police when activist attempts to drop off petition” UzNews, 24 September 2014

Tashkent students serving in the military sent to pick cotton” UzNews, 22 September 2014

Picking cotton in Uzbekistan: Adults bear increased burden as child labor discontinued” UzNews, 22 September 2014

Retirees pick cotton in Tashkent province” UzNews, 17 September 2014

Angren college students leave to pick cotton” UzNews, 16 September 2014

Karakalpakstan students pick cotton” UzNews, 16 September 2014

Cotton harvest in Uzbekistan: Doctors and teachers in the fields” UzNews, 15 September 2014

Question about bringing children remains open” Fergana News, 11 September 2014

Departing for the cotton fields” UzNews, 12 September 2014

Majority of teachers at Kokand school sent to pick cotton” UzNews, 11 September 2014

Uzbek students mobilized for cotton work” UzNews, 10 September 2014

Compulsory Cotton Harvest Under Way In Uzbekistan” Radio Free Europe, Radio LIberty, 9 September 2014

“” UzNews, 8 September 2014

Monitoring cotton defoliation and feasting in the fields” UzNews, 8 September 2014

Compulsory Cotton Harvest Under Way In Uzbekistan” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 8 September 2014

In Khorezm doctors mobilized to pick cotton” CA-News, 8 September 2014

Uzbekistan to invest $1 billion in increase of cotton processing” Trend, 6 September 2014

Uzbekistan Introduces House Arrest” AFP, 5 September 2014

Uzbekistan tightens rules for bloggers” AFP, 5 September 2014

Uzbekistan to increase internal processing of cotton fibre to 70%” UzDaily, 5 September 2014

Islam Karimov spoke about the economy. Here are the real facts.” UzNews, 5 September 2014

Tashkent Cotton and Textile Fair proceeds despite international boycott demands” UzNews, 4 September 2014

Court hearing for Jizzakh woman who complained about water supply” 4 September 2014

Prosecutor General’s office responsible for cotton defoliation” UzNews, 3 September 2014

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Uzbek college students relieved from cotton duty” Uznews, 2 September 2014

Samarkand doctors being readied for cotton work” UzNews, 26 August 2014

Forced labor to harvest cotton starts September 5” UzNews, 25 August 2014

Uzbeks Tell Karimov ‘I’m Not Afraid’” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 20 August 2014

Is Uktam Pardaev in danger of arrest?” UzNews, 19 August 2014

Uzbekistan: Call to action to US government over forced labour” Just Style, 19 August 2014

South Korean Daewoo is forced to explain its use of Uzbek cotton” UzNews, 15 August 2014

Posco Unit Admits Using Cotton From Forced and Child Labor: South Korea’s Daewoo International Comes Under Pressure Regarding Uzbekistan Fields” The Wall Street Journal, 13 August 2014

Fergana Valley teachers prepare for the cotton harvest” UzNews, 12 August 2014

Teachers in Uzbekistan preparing for cotton harvest” UzNews, 7 August 2014

Social workers in Jizzakh’s cotton fields” UzNews, 7 August 2014

‘Little Thorn’ in Jizzakh province protests against growing cotton” UzNews, 1 August 2014

Economists: Uzbek per capita GDP could be more than 20 thousand USD” UzNews, 31 July 2014

Kokand doctor: ‘Every morning we are taken to the cotton fields. And we have to pay for our transportation‘” UzNews, 31 July 2014

In Uzbekistan returning student construction teams” UzNews, 28 July 2014

US Department of Labor to inspect cotton fields in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 25 July 2014

Daewoo International protested for forced labor cotton from Uzbekistan,’ Newscham, 10 July 2014

Korean yen bills seep Uzbek tears,” The Kyunghyang Shinmun, 10 July 2014

Uzbekistan has prepared 26,000 tons of silkworm cocoons” CA-News, 20 June 2014

Activists warn World Bank of unintended consequences” UzNews, 19 June 2014

Fight against child labor? I’ve heard nothing.” UzNews, 16 June 2014

Child labor reports unread in the Uzbek media” UzNews, 11 June 2014

Uzbekistan signed a new document to end child labor: Time for real change?” Registan, 8 June 2014

Japan may suspend the financing of projects in Uzbekistan because of the numerous ‘kickbacks‘” CA-News, 6 June 2014

Persecution of civic society activism is now protected by the law” 19 May 2014

Karakalpakstan students expected to weed cotton fields” UzNews, 12 May 2014

Cotton season 2014: Citizens again forced to weed the cotton fields” UzNews, 6 May 2014

Thirteen reasons not to celebrate World Press Freedom Day” UzNews, 5 May 2014

Two Uzbek Journalists Amongst 100 Information Heroes” UzNews, 3 May 2014

Human rights activist Uktam Pardaev under intensifying surveillance” UzNews, 2 May 2014

High school students mobilised for 40 days of weeding works” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty “Ozodlik” 27 April 2014

Uzbek citizens remit increasing amounts of money from Russia” UzNews, 17 April 2014

No cotton picking for slave Isaura” UzNews, 15 April 2014

Rural Uzbekistan recovers from April cold snap” UzNews, 15 April 2014

Uzbekistan approves procedure for creation of insurance seed fund” Trend, 14 April 2014

Farmers in Bukharskaya province abandoning land due to high soil salinity” UzNews, 2 April 2014

Ministry of Agriculture in Uzbekistan not paying creditors” UzNews, 27 March 2014

How cotton is grown in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 21 March 2014

New Government Policies Announced Just Ahead of Planting” International Cotton Advisory Committee, 4 March 2014

Will former Zaaminsky district khokim go to jail?” UzNews, 1 March 2014

Uzbeks earn the most money in Russia out of all former Soviet countries” UzNews, 27 February 2014

Czech President Wants New Date For Uzbek Visit” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 17 February 2014

Uzbek president’s visit to Prague postponed “indefinitely”” Fergana News, 14 February 2014

Uzbekistan, Czech Republic to conclude contracts for 600 million euros” CA-News, 14 February 2014

Repression of journalists in Uzbekistan – new turn” The Times of Central Asia, 13 February 2014

President Karimov postpones Czech visit” CA-News, 13 February 2014

After Cloning Facebook, Uzbekistan Launches Twitter Imitation” EurasiaNet, 13 February 2014

World Bank, Uzbekistan discuss future cooperation priorities” Azernews, 13 February 2014

Czech President Defends Right To Host Uzbekistan’s Karimov” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 12 February 2014

Human rights activist in Kashkadarya sentenced and fined” UzNews, 12 February 2014

UZBEKISTAN: New Decree gives “legal” basis to existing censorship” Forum 18, 12 February 2014

The World Bank has allocated $ 40 million to Uzbekistan for agricultural development” CA-News, 11 February 2014

Human rights activist in Kashkadarya accused of libel” UzNews, 11 February 2014

Jizzakh khokim demands that human rights activist be silenced” UzNews, 5 February 2014

Fighting Torture on the Ground in Uzbekistan: Human rights groups act on behalf of frightened victims” Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 30 January 2014

Uzbek Teachers Get Another Extracurricular Activity” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 28 January 2014

Uzbekistan’s Thin Line of Human Rights Defenders” Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 27 January 2014

 “Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among most repressive countries in world, Kyrgyzstan declared partly free – Freedom House” CA-News, 24 January 2014

World Bank becomes familiar with activities of UZEX” CA-News, 24 January 2014

Uzbek textile production jumps 13.2% in 2013” Fibre2Fashion, 22 January 2014

College diplomas only after employment is obtained” UzNews, 23 January 2014

Human Rights Watch – Uzbekistan is a totalitarian regime” Uznews, 22 January 2014

Amnesty Denied To 61-Year-Old Uzbek Rights Activist” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 30 December 2013

New spinning plant opened in Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan” CA-News, 30 December 2013

Uzbekistan Joins CIS Free-Trade Zone” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 28 December 2013

Uzbekyengilsanoat to implement projects for US$232m in 2013” UZDaily, 27 December 2013

South Korean firm to mechanize Uzbek cotton production” Fibre2Fashion, 24 December 2013

Uzbek teachers forced to work in a military MOE” UzNews, 18 December 2013

In Uzbekistan, the Practice of Forced Labor Lives On During the Cotton Harvest” New York Times, 17 December 2013

Samarkand is preparing for the New Year compulsorily” UzNews, 17 December 2013

Ugly truth behind banknotes” The Korea Times, 11 December 2013

Legal Advice: Who is responsible for accidents that occurred in the cotton fields?” Fergana News, 11 December 2013

Uzbekistan targets NGOs’ finances” Ferghana News, 6 December 2013

International Labour Organization: child labor in Uzbekistan is infrequent and not systematic” UzNews, 28 November 2013

Cotton slavery: 11 die in Uzbekistan harvest, report says” The Star, 27 November 2013

Back from the cotton harvest” UzNews, 14 November 2013

Uzbek Student Stabbed To Death In Dispute Over Cotton Picking” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 31 October 2013

Angry Outburst Interrupts UN Review Of Uzbek Torture Record” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 31 October 2013

Yelling and Fist-banging at UN Review of Uzbekistan’s Torture Record” Global Voices, 30 October 2013

In Uzbekistan, ‘slave labour’ used to harvest cotton” The Star, 25 October 2013

Police in Angren force children to pick cotton” UzNews, 25 October 2013

Uzbek forced labour row overshadows city cotton showcase” Liverpool Daily Post, 24 October 2013

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Uzbek Cotton-Picking Claims Eighth Victim” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 23 October 2013

16-year-old dies during cotton harvest” UzNews, 23 October 2013

A Conversation with Sanjar Umarov” UzNews, 23 OCtober 2013

Uzbek farmers promised benefits for good cotton crop”, 21 October 2013

Farmer commits suicide on cotton field” Fergana News, 20 October 2013

In Uzbekistan, farmers who are not meeting their production quota flee the country for fear of persecution” CA-News, 18 October 2013

Turtkul district, Karakalpakstan, farmers fled the country, out of fear of punishment by the authorities. Radio Liberty (Ozodlik) reports that farmers who are not able to fulfill the quota for cotton production are afraid they will be jailed, so they decided to flee to Russia and Kazakhstan. The district administration Turtkul district partially confirmed this information, reports “Market Leader”.

Uzbekistan to export 320,000 tons of cotton to China” CA-News, 18 October 2013
This year, Uzbekistan will export 320,000 tons of cotton to China, a record batch of cotton, said the Chinese company Xinjiang Yinlong International Agricultural Cooperation Co., Ltd B. Liang. The agency “Cotton Bangladesh” reports that cotton from Uzbekistan accounts for 36% of Bangladesh’s cotton imports.

Uzbekistan: At the international cotton fair, over 680,000 tons of cotton fiber was sold” Fergana News, 18 October 2013
On 16-17 October, at the Tashkent IX International Cotton Fair, Uzbekistan signed contracts to sell more than 680,000 tons of cotton fiber, for over $ 1billion.

Mirziyoev: In 2016 you will see the tractor!” UzNews, 18 October 2013
Uzbek Prime Minister Shaukat Mirziyoev promised to increase the machine-harvested cotton to 80-90%.

Human Rights – Where $50m aid could support child labour” TES Connect, 18 October 2013

Uzbekistan Hails Cotton Fair While Industry Blasted for ‘Slavery’” EurasiaNet, 18 October 2013

Uzbekistan: Riga Promises Karimov EU Support, Dodges Human Rights Concerns” EurasiaNet, 18 October 2013

Uzbekistan Signs Contracts At Cotton Fair Worth $1 Billion” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 18 October 2013

Forced labour in Uzbekistan: In the land of cotton” The Economist, 16 October 2013

$1 trillion against cotton slavery in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 17 October 2013

Uzbekistan intends to expand mechanized cotton harvesting” CA-News, 17 October 2013

Uzbekistan: Pop star banned ‘over cotton harvest snub‘” BBC, 17 October 2013

Dilmurod Sajid to be transferred to a labor colony” UzNews, 16 October 2013

If you complain then you are an enemy of the state” UzNews, 16 October 2013

Pressure grows on Uzbekistan to stop using forced labour in cotton fields” Thomson Reuters Foundation, 16 October 2013

Uzbekistan launches tax probe into Russia’s Vimpelcom” Business New Europe, 16 October 2013

Uzbek singer loses license for refusal to sing on cotton field” Fergana News, 16 October 2013

Uzbek Singer Loses License For Refusal To Pick Cotton” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 15 October 2013

Uzbekistan Tax Authorities Investigate VimpelCom” The Moscow Times, 15 October 2013

Latvia expands economic cooperation with Uzbekistan” Baltic Course, 15 October 2013

Is Uzbekistan’s welcoming of international labor observers a sham?” Beetlewire, 15 October 2013

Samarkand doctors ill from picking cotton” UzNews, 10 October 2013

Andijonnoma newspaper speaks out against Minister of Health” UzNews, 10 October 2013

Outbreak of influenza among doctors sent for cotton harvest in Uzbekistan” CA-News, 10 October 2013

UK universities move into Uzbekistan even as human rights fears grow: Foreign Office and British Council support closer links to Karimov regime despite widespread and repeated allegations of mass shootings, torture and forced labour” The Guardian, 9 October 2013

Uzbek doctors are in the cotton fields. Who is Ministry of Health fooling?” UzNews, 8 October 2013

Everybody to the cotton harvest – and please bring your money!” UzNews, 8 October 2013

Uzbek authorities conceal the true scope of forced labor, including that of children” UzNews, 7 October 2013

Breasts, fish, cotton – why did Uzbeks jail reporter Sergei Naumov?” Fergana News, 5 October 2013

Another cotton-related death – teacher dies in car crash” UzNews, 4 October 2013

Sergey Naumov freed from detention” UzNews, 4 October 2013

Sergey Naumov protest in Moscow” UzNews, 4 October 2013

Trouble ahead – Karimov pledges support for small business” UzNews, 4 October 2013

Student commits suicide during cotton harvest” UzNews, 4 October 2013

Uzbekistan strikes China cotton deal” Business News Europe, 30 September 2013

“”, The Times of Central Asia, 28 September 2013

Jizzakh human rights worker “hidden” from Korea child labor monitors” UzNews, 27 September 2013

“” EurasiaNet, 27 September 2013

Zwangsarbeit statt Schule: Usbekistan: Die Weltbank fördert die Ausbeutung von Kindern” Publik Forum, 27 September 2013

Uzbekistan: Traffic offenders ‘forced to pick cotton‘” BBC, 26 September 2013

How can Uzbek independent journalists protect themselves?” UzNews, 26 September 2013

Committee to Protect Journalists demands the immediate release of Sergey Naumov” UzNews, 26 September 2013

Forced labor in Uzbekistan: Arrested and has since gone- A critical journalist has been missing for four days. He had reported on cases of child labor in the cotton harvest. (English translation of title),, 26 September 2013

Uzbekistan: After Vanishing, Critical Journalist Appears in Prison” EurasiaNet, 25 September 2013

Uzbekistan Activist Sentenced to 4 Years on “Fabricated” Charges – Rights Group” EurasiaNet, 25 September 2013

International organizations concerned for missing journalist” UzNews, 25 September 2013

“‘Missing’ Uzbek Journalist Jailed For 12 Days” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 25 September 2013

Prominent Uzbek Activist Sentenced For Human Trafficking” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 25 September 2013

“Qatar: the building site from hell.” “Why else would the UK give Uzbekistan, which forces thousands of adults and children to pick cotton, favoured trading status?” The Guardian, 25 September 2013

OSCE media freedom representative concerned about disappearance of journalist in Uzbekistan” CA-News, 24 September 2013

Journalist in Khorezm province accused of theft” UzNews, 23 September 2013

Uzbekistan – Independent journalist missing after calling to say he was arrested” Reporters Without Borders, 23 September 2013

Uzbekistan: Journalist Sergei Naumov detained by police, but where – unknown” Fergana News, 23 September 2013

6 year-old boy died during cotton harvest in Uzbekistan: Ozodlik” CA-News, 23 September 2013

Uzbekistan: College students in “barracks” to pick cotton, traffic violators engaged in cotton harvest” Ferghana News, 22 September 2013

More children die on cotton fields in Uzbekistan” Ferghana News, 22 September 2013

Young Boy Dies During Uzbek Cotton Harvest” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 20 September 2013

Student kills 1, wounds 3 on cotton field in Uzbekistan” Ferghana News, 20 September 2013

Tashkent entrepreneurs pay off from picking cotton, by transferring $1,000 to account of Mega Super Food” CA-News, 20 September 2013

One Dead In Uzbek Stabbing Incident During Cotton-Picking” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 19 September 2013

Uzbekistan poised to pull wool over the eyes of the UN” UzNews, 19 September 2013

Cotton pickers in Angren – on the fields with a badge” UzNews, 19 September 2013

Uzbek Cotton Monitoring A Boll Of Yarns?” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 19 September 2013

Residents in Zaaminskiy forced to pick cotton for free” UzNews, 18 September 2013

New York Fashion Week distances itself from Diran-Guli show” UzNews, 18 September 2013

ILO observers to shortly start work in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 17 September 2013

College student dies during cotton harvest in Qarshi” UzNews, 16 September 2013

“‘White Gold’ And Central Asia’s Harvest Of Repression” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 16 September 2013

Tashkent doctors have gone to work the fields” UzNews, 15 September 2013

HRW urges ADB refrain irrigation financing in Uzbekistan over child labor” Fergana News, 15 September 2013

Uzbekistan: Tashkent to Allow Cotton Harvest Monitoring” EurasiaNet, 13 September 2013

Cotton work starts in Qarshi” UzNews, 12 September 2013

2013/14 World Cotton Production Down; Demand Stable” International Cotton Advisory Committee, 10 September 2013

Non-participation payoff in Jizzakh” UzNews, 9 September 2013

Vice-Minister of Light Industry of Uzbekistan visits Huarui Information” China Chemical Fibers & Textiles Consultancy, 9 September 2013

China is ready to provide finance and technology to Uzbekistan for cotton industry” Kazakh Zerno, 6 September 2013

Jizzakh students being prepared for the cotton season” UzNews, 4 September 2013

As Concerns About Cotton Grow, A Fashionable Alternative Emerges” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 2 September 2013

Andijan residents expedite weddings as cotton season approaches” UzNews, 26 August 2013

Bangladesh to increase cotton imports from Uzbekistan” Financial Express, 26 August 2013

Uzbek teachers enlisted in preparation for cotton season” UzNews, 23 August 2013

Uzbekistan’s 2013 cotton output to remain at 2012 level” Fibre2Fashion, 23 August 2013

Trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to be discussed in Almaty” CA-News, 17 July 2013

Uzbek authorities deprive Gulnara Karimova of diplomatic immunity” CA-News, 15 July 2013

Uzbekistan: Gulnara’s Future Uncertain After Exiting UN Post” Eurasianet, 14 July 2013

Human rights workers to appeal fine for Qarshi protest” UzNews, 13 July 2013

Want to go to college? Promise to pick cotton” UzNews, 13 July 2013

Uzbekistan: In Search for Uranium, Japan Enters Risky Market” EurasiaNet, 12 July 2013

“Birdamlik” leader’s father not allowed a lawyer” UzNews, 12 July 2013

Leader of Bukhara chapter of “Ezgulik” detained” UzNews, 12 July 2013

Former Bukhara governor denies beating” UzNews, 12 July 2013

Chronic delays in payments for pensions and salaries in Uzbekistan” Uznews, 11 July 2013

Freedom House: Uzbekistan among the 17 worst countries” UzNews, 10 July 2013

No punishment for beating and robbery in Qarshi” UzNews, 10 July 2013

Uzbek authorities recording citizens working abroad” Fergana Information Agency, 8 July 2013

Uzbek secret service spies on locally made GM cars” Fergana Informationa Agency, 8 July 2013

“” The Times of Central Asia, 8 July 2013

“” UzNews, 8 July 2013

Choriev’s supporters attacked in Qarshi are on trial” UzNews, 6 July 2013

Fergana court uphold six year sentence for human rights activist and son” UzNews, 3 July 2013

Angren College charges students for not picking cotton” UzNews, 3 July 2013

Protesters for Choriev in Qarshi beaten and detained” UzNews, 3 July 2013

12-year sentence for refugee extradited from Kazakhstan” UzNews, 2 July 2013

A “lazy” migrant worker has died in Kazakhstan” UzNews, 2 July 2013

Uzbek opposition leader Choriyev protests in US capital”, 1 July 2013

Uzbekistan Leader (With Straight Face) Pledges Support for Journalists” EurasiaNet, 1 July 2013

The Cotton Supply and Demand Variables” International Cotton Advisory Committee, 1 July 2013

An American dream, an exile’s nightmare” Al Jazeera, 30 June 2013

Khasan Choriev’s “case” – unprecedented fabrication” UzNews, 29 June 2013

Reporters Without Borders demands Abdurakhmanov’s release” UzNews, 28 June 2013

US Senators write to Karimov about political prisoners” UzNews, 28 June 2013

Uzbekistan: US Senators Make Unusual Case for Political Prisoners” EurasiaNet, 27 June 2013

Karakalpak human rights activist arrested for “defamation”” UzNews, 27 June 2013

Tashkent’s universities aren’t accepting “old” passports” 26 June 2013

By insulting, Karimov politicizes Uzbek workers” UzNews, 26 June 2013

In detail: Karimov speaks about “lazy” migrant workers and beggars” UzNews, 25 June 2013

 12-Uz, 20 June 2013.

Washington Slams Uzbekistan over Human Trafficking” EurasiaNet, 20 June 2013

U.S. Says Uzbekistan, Russia, Iran Worst For Human Trafficking” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 20 June 2013

Uzbekistan urged to end forced labour” MENAFN, 19 June 2012

US condemns China, Russia and Uzbekistan for human trafficking” The Guardian, 19 June 2013

“” The New York Times, 19 June 2013

China, Russia and Uzbekistan drop on U.S. human trafficking list” UPI, 19 June 2013

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Ramps Up Currency Controls” EurasiaNet, 19 June 2013

Russian business in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 19 June 2013

CIS – Commonwealth of Surveillance States” UzNews, 18 June 2013

Tragic death at a subbotnik in Qarshi” UzNews, 18 June 2013

Leading Labor Rights Watchdog Calls on U.S. Customs Service to Halt Imports of Forced Labor Cotton from Uzbekistan” Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, 12 June 2013

“” UzNews, 31 May 2013

UN official finds “window of opportunity” in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 31 May 2013

Quiet visit by UN Secretary General’s aide to Uzbekistan” UzNews, 29 May 2013

Sign the petition to free Salijon Abdurahmanov!” UzNews, 29 May 2013

Salijon Abdurahmanov turns 63” UzNews, 29 May 2013

Rishtan’s “gangsters” temper their zeal” UzNews, 25 May 2013

Uzbek activists to draft “Abdurahmanov list”” UzNews, 24 May 2013

“” UzNews, 24 May 2013

Sweden’s SVT: new evidence links TeliaSonera to Karimova” UzNews, 23 May 2013

Jailed journalist Salijon Abdurahmanov gravely ill” UzNews, 18 May 2013

Uzbek media remains silent on anniversary of Andijan massacre” UzNews, 17 May 2013

Uzbek resident accused of beating judge” UzNews, 16 May 2013

Uzbek schoolchildren forced to weed cotton fields” UzNews, 16 May 2013

In Angren all residents mobilized to weed cotton fields” UzNews, 16 May 2013

US: Activists call for halt to Uzbek cotton imports” Just-Style, 16 May 2013

Group Seeks Ban on Uzbekistan Cotton Imports” Women’s Wear Daily, 15 May 2013

Bahodyr Yuldashev: “I left to save the newspaper”” UzNews, 13 May 2013

Andijan’s marathon cancelled in wake of Boston blasts” UzNews, 13 May 2013

A massacre that should not fade into history” European Voice, 12 May 2013

Uzbek opposition to meet in Turkey” World Bulletin, 7 May 2013

Bakhtiyar Hamrayev: Tributes paid to Uzbek activist” BBC, 7 May 2013

Bahtiyor Hamrayev – short man but big heart” UzNews, 7 May 2013

Jizak-based human rights activist Bahtiyor Hamrayev dies” UzNews, 7 May 2013

Freedom for Abdurahmanov, Freedom for Sayid” UzNews, 3 May 2013

Uzbek farmer dies of heart attack after being beaten by police officer” CA-News, 30 APril 2013

Uzbek president pledges support for farmers again” UzNews, 1 May 2013

USA calls for release of Abdurahmanov” UzNews, 1 May 2013

Uzbekistan has high potential for investment cooperation” The Times of Central Asia, 29 April 2013

Does meeting Blake help you? It helps me…” UzNews, 26 April 2013

Blake handles the dictatorship gently in Tashkent” UzNews, 26 April 2013

Vice governor beats 8 people at government meeting in Uzbekistan” CA-News, 26 April 2013

Uzbekistan threatened with loss of trade preferences in EU” UzNews, 25 April 2013

We Shouldn’t Be Wearing Slave Labor on Our Sleeves” Bloomberg View, 25 April 2013

Uzbek independent journalists urge Robert Blake to defend journalists” UzNews, 24 April 2013

UN Office at Geneva to quiz Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan on human rights” UzNews, 23 April 2013

Tvångsarbete på bomullsfälten” Briefing Ekonomi, 22 April 2013

Governments of Turkmenistan and Uzbeistan stand out as among most represive in the world, says Human Rights Watch” CA-News, 22 April 2013

Angren police prevent activist from lunching with US ambassador” UzNews, 19 April 2013

Tashkent court fines opposition leader in absentia” UzNews, 18 April 2013

Uzbek day labourers setting up trade union” UzNews, 18 April 2013

Ўзбек ҳуқуқбонлари NIKEни почта орқали уялтирмоқчи” Radio Liberty, 18 April 2013

Коалиция «Хлопковая кампания» призывает США заставить Узбекистан отказаться от хлопкорабов” Fergana, 18 April 2013

UZBEKISTAN: Activists call for Nike to end dealings with Daewoo International” Just-Style, 18 April 2013

ICRC decides to terminate visits to detainees in Uzbekistan” CA-News, 18 April 2013

Activists call for Nike to cut ties to Daewoo” Bloomberg Businessweek, 17 April 2013

US State Department urged to punish Uzbekistan for child labour” UzNews, 17 April 2013

‘Please Stop Exploiting People’” In These Times, 11 April 2013

O’zbekistonda bolalar majburiy mehnatiga qarshi namoyish, Vashington” Voice of America, 15 March 2013

All countries in Central Asia, with exception of Kyrgyzstan, are named authoritarian regimes in Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index” CA-News, 25 March 2013

Promoting the “Princess of Uzbekistan” Eurasianet, 19 March 2013

Uzbekistan Says It Repels Afghans from Border” Eurasianet, 18 March 2013

Uzbekistan and EU discuss cooperation” Trends, 18 March 2013

Princess of Uzbekistan” Discusses Presidency in Interview” Eurasianet, 15 March 2013

Uzbekistan once again embraced by USA” UzNews, 14 March 2013

Human rights activist Tojiboy-ugli fined again” UzNews, 12 March 2013

German MP offended by Uzbek parliamentary visit” UzNews, 11 March 2013

Uzbekistan: an important but problematic ally” Financial Times, 7 March 2013

Uzbekistan: The leading lady” Financial Times, 7 March 2013

Exiled rights activist aims to file case against Uzbek president’s elder daughter in Europe” UzNews, 7 March 2013

What do Uzbek women want?” UzNews, 7 March 2013

Women continue hunger strike on International Women’s Day in Uzbek capital” UzNews, 7 March 2013

Rights group says journalist convicted despite 25 gross procedural violations” UzNews, 5 March 2013

“” UzNews, 4 March 2013

Mutabar Tajibayeva lodges complaint to the UN Human Rights committee” UzNews, 1 March 2013

New NGO to help Central Asian migrants in Russia” UzNews, 1 March 2013

German Partner Uzbekistan Plunders German Companies” Eurasia Net, 1 March 2013

Uzbekistan scares off German companies” DW, 28 February 2013

French foreign minister urged to help artist Ahunov travel abroad” UzNews, 28 February 2013

Uzbekistan: Capitol Hill Coddles Karimov” EurasiaNet, 28 February 2013

Uzbekistan’s Coca-Cola Problem: Is It the Real Thing?” EurasiaNet, 27 February 2013

Activists fail to persuade OSCE to come to defence of Karakalpak journalist” UzNews, 26 February 2013

Uzbekistan’s slave labor problem” CNN, 25 February 2013

Picket held in defence of Uzbek imam in Stockholm” UzNews, 25 February 2013

CNN reports on child labour in Uzbek cotton industry” UzNews, 22 February 2013

Cotton exporters force child labor” CNN, 21 February 2013

Uzbek migrant workers allowed to leave country again” UzNews, 21 February 2013

Uzbekistan preventing migrant workers from going to Russia” UzNews, 20 February 2013

Uzbekistan carefully weighing impact of WTO membership on its economy” CA-News, 15 February 2013

British, US diplomats visit activists in Jizak” UzNews, 15 February 2013

The Life Of The Uzbek Cotton Farmer” 14 February 2013

“” MSN Money, 12 February 2013

Convicted journalist Sayid complains about torture, violence” UzNews, 12 February 2013

Human rights body calls for release of Salijon Abdurahmanov” UzNews, 12 February 2013

Jizak-based activist under round-the-clock watch” UzNews, 12 February 2013

‘Volunteering’ Gone Mad in Uzbekistan” Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 7 February 2013

Pardoning bypasses political dissidents in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 7 February 2013

Uzbekistan requests assistance from NATO in defense education” CA-News, 5 February 2013

A Bad Deal With Uzbekistan” Letter to the Editor, New York Times, 2 February 2013

Uzbek police torture teenager to death” UzNews, 1 February 2013

Uzbekistan remains ‘nightmare for journalists‘” UzNews, 1 February 2013

Maybe the Dog Will Bark… Higher Cotton Prices?” ICAC, 1 February 2013

As NATO Prepares for Afghan Withdrawal, Uzbekistan Seeks War’s Leftovers” New York Times, 31 January 2013

Karimov gets “present”: 100,000 views of ‘Massacre in Uzbekistan’” UzNews, 29 January 2013

UZBEKISTAN: H&M strengthens cotton commitments” Just-Style, 29 January 2013

Uzbek news site shut down, staff accused of high treason” UzNews, 29 January 2013

Forced labour still problem in Uzbek cotton fields – rights watchdog” UzNews, 28 January 2013

Uzbek govt to modernize Sifat cotton certification centre” Fiber2Fashion, 24 January 2013

UZBEKISTAN: Forced labour “continuing” in 2012 cotton harvest” Just-Style, 22 January 2013

Andijan’s enterprises suffering losses because of blackouts” UzNews, 17 January 2013

Uzbek deputy mayor under trial on embezzlement charges” UzNews, 14 January 2013

Local EU Statement on the release of Ms. Gul’naza Juldasheva” 11 January 2013

Singapore firm increases investment in Uzbek textile factory” Uzbekistan Business Newswire, 10 January 2013

Cotton slavery” Joanna Ewart-James, Anti-Slavery International, in The Guardian, 10 January 2013

Conservative MP ‘promoted cotton trade linked to child labour‘” The Ecologist, 2 January 2012

Uzbekistan 2012 Cotton Harvest: Continued State-Sponsored Forced Labor of Children and Adults” Fergana Information Agency, 24 December 2012

Prominent lawyer Pulatova detained in Tashkent” UzNews, 19 December 2012

Correction: Gulshan Karayeva amnestied before trial” UzNews, 19 December 2012

Gulshan Karayeva convicted, and immediately pardoned” UzNews, 18 December 2012

Uzbekistan: Political prisoner Murad Juraev is sentenced to another term of imprisonment” Fergana Information Agency, 17 December 2012

한국 기업, 우즈베크 강제 아동노동 개선을” The Hankyoreh, 17 December 2012

Uzbekistan: Political prisoner Murad Juraev is sentenced to another term of imprisonment” Fergana Information Agency, 17 December 2012

H&M ne doit pas utiliser de coton récolté par des ouvriers forcés de travailler” La Nouvelle, 17 December 2012

Branson launches campaign to end slavery” Financial Times, 16 December 2012

Activists urge H&M to quit Uzbek cotton” The Local: Sweden’s News in English, 16 December 2012

H&M comes under pressure to act on child-labour cotton” The Guardian, 16 December 2012

Uzbekistan: Where law is now a tool of repression” New Europe Post, 15 December 2012

Stroehlein writes letter about torture to Karimova” UzNews, 14 December 2012

Namangan Region-based inventor stops hunger strike after son’s arrest” UzNews, 14 December 2012

House arrest lifted for Birdamlik’s leader in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 13 December 2012

“” UzNews, 13 December 2012

New plant on hosiery production launched in Uzbekistan” UzDaily, 13 December 2012

Letter to Gulnara Karimova” Andrew Stroehlein, 12 December 2012

Uzbek government Vice President – Rustam Azimov: successor or scape goat?” Fergana Information Agency, 12 December 2012

OSCE assists Uzbekistan in developing agricultural co-operatives” CA-News, 12 December 2012

Uzbek citizen hangs himself in Moscow detention centre after threats from Uzbek security services” Fergana Information Agency, 12 December 2012

Birdamlik holds pickets in Washington” UzNews, 11 December 2012

Jizak-based human rights activist under 15-day arrest” UzNews, 11 December 2012

Quiz on Uzbek constitution dispersed in Tashkent” UzNews, 10 December 2012

Uzbekistan’s Karimov Says Democratization “A Long” and “Gradual” Process” Eurasia Net, 9 December 2012

World cotton price down” UzNews, 8 December 2012

Who will be pardoned by Uzbek Senate?” UzNews, 8 December 2012

Karimova fails to condemn torture in Uzbekistan, Twitter” UzNews, 8 December 2012

Human Rights Watch: Free Uzbek Political Prisoners on Constitution Day” Fergana Information Agency, 6 December 2012

Opposition movement of Uzbekistan to picket White House in Washington D.C.” CA-News, 6 December 2012

Uzbekistan’s corruption index: it is worse only in Afghanistan, Somali…” UzNews, 5 December 2012

Human Rights Alliance joins Birdamlik’s “white” campaign” UzNews, 5 December 2012

Hydropower projects of SCO countries should take into account international review findings, says Vice PM of Uzbekistan” CA-News, 5 December 2012

Remittance turnover between Uzbekistan and Russia grows by 30.14%” UzDaily, 5 December 2

Transparency: Two-Thirds Of Countries Perceived To Be ‘Highly Corrupt‘” Radio Free Europe – Radio Liberty, 5 December 2012

Global Cotton Production to Continue Declining in 2013/14” ICAC, 3 December 2012

Turkmenistan Big Beneficiary Of Pentagon Money, While Uzbekistan Lags” EurasiaNet, 3 December 2012

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan say construction of Kambar-Ata-1 hydropower plant requires international review” CA-News, 3 December 2012

Shoot Me: Gulshan, we are with you!” UzNews, 1 December 2012

Chronicle Of Forced Child Labour 2012, Uzbek – German Forum for Human Rights, 2012

 “Association for Human Rights in Central Asia: There are more than 2,000 political prisoners in Uzbekistan“, Fergana Information Agency, 30 November 2012

Uzbek opposition movement to hold another peaceful “white” campaign” UzNews, 30 November 2012

Germany gives 100 mln euros to Uzbekistan for transit of goods from Afghanistan during 2005-2011” CA-News, 30 November 2012

Action: Sign petition to defend Gulshan Karayeva!” UzNews, 29 November 2012

Gulshan Karayeva is mirror of Karimov’s regime” UzNews, 28 November 2012

Uzbek independent journalists ask EU envoy to help free political prisoners” UzNews, 28 November 2012

Writer Mamadali Mahmudov receives head injury in prison” UzNews, 28 November 2012

“” DW, 28 November 2012

EU’s Ashton urged to speak of murder attempt against Obid-kori Nazarov in Sweden” UzNews, 28 November 2012

Karshi-based rights activist Karayeva threatened with court case” UzNews, 27 November 2012

EU’s Ashton Visiting Georgia, Central Asia” Radio Liberty, 26 November 2012

The Cotton Campaign: Who Are You Wearing?” Good Men Project, 24 November 2012

Uzbekistan: Samarkand college teachers attracted to the construction of houses” Fergana Information Agency, 23 November 2012

Day to end impunity” UzNews, 23 November 2012

Human Rights Watch urges EU to help political prisoners in Central Asia” UzNews, 23 November 2012

Shaping Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain” ICAC Press Release, 20 November 2012

Japan hands over 12 harvesters to poor farmers in Tajikistan” CA-News, 20 November 2012

Uzbekistan hides jailed journalist from Red Cross” UzNews, 19 November 2012

Opposition party assembly in Tashkent behind mop up of human rights activists” UzNews, 16 November 2012

Two human rights activists detained in Tashkent” UzNews, 15 November 2012

Uzbekistan, Korea discuss prospective cooperation” CA-News, 15 November 2012

UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities” UN News Centre, 3 November 2012

Mercedes-Benz regrets about Guli’s presence China fashion week” UzNews, 13 November 2012

Rights activists fined for picketing Uzbek president’s residence” UzNews, 12 November 2012

MTS case: Hit on Karimov’s nose works” UzNews, 10 November 2012

Uzbek Court Reverses Decision To Seize Russian Mobile Operator’s Assets” Radio Liberty, 9 November 2012

Uzbekistan: court cancels nationalisation of MTS Uzbekistan in exchange for $600 million” Fergana Information Agency, 9 November 2012

Uzbek authorities decide to return property of MTS-Uzbekistan” CA-News, 9 November 2012

UZBEKISTAN: Cotton ban gains momentum with apparel firms” Just-Style, 9 November 2012

Uzbekistan court overturns ruling to seize MTS subsidiary’s assets in a rare climbdown” Associated Press, in Washington Post, 9 November 2012

Court frees up assets of Russia’s MTS in Uzbekistan” Reuters, 9 November 2012

Uzbek authorities decide to return property of MTS-Uzbekistan” CA-News, 9 November 2012

Uzbek Court Reverses Decision To Seize Russian Mobile Operator’s Assets” Radio Liberty, 9 November 2012

Sunshine Uzbekistan: A Conversation with Sanjar Umarov” Sharnoff’s Global Views, 6 November 2012

Opposition leader’s father fined $11,000” UzNews, 7 November 2012

Uzbekistan to use new technologies to pack cotton-fiber” UzDaily, 6 November 2012

Uzbek judge’s honour rated at nearly $350” UzNews, 6 November 2012

Human rights activist arrested for seeking meeting with Uzbek prosecutor-general” UzNews, 3 November 2012

UN experts call for more protection of human rights of vulnerable groups affected by business activities” UN News Centre, 3 November 2012

More Than 100 Top Brands Boycott Uzbek Cotton Over Forced Labor” Radio Liberty, 2 November 2012

Over 100 companies boycotting Uzbek cotton” UzNews, 2 November 2012

Over 100 top brands boycott Uzbek cotton over forced child labor” CA-News, 2 November 2012

Geographical Shift in Cotton Mill Use” Press Release, International Cotton Advisory Committee, 1 November 2012

Uzbekistan: Over 100 Companies Eschew Uzbek Cotton” EurasiaNet, 1 November 2012

Lyceum students face expulsion for not picking cotton” UzNews, 30 October 2012

Schoolchildren in cotton fields in Kashkadarya” UzNews, 25 October 2012

Uzbekistan: Human rights activists discover school children at cotton fields in Kashkadarya region” Fergana, 25 October 2012

Prominent Uzbek Artist Banned From Travel” Radio Liberty, 25 October 2012

Kyrgyz journalist Alisher Saipov was murdered five years ago” UzNews, 25 October 2012

Uzbekistan, UK discuss bilateral cooperation” CA-NEWS, 25 October 2012

Over 20 British companies discuss prospective business projects with Uzbekistan” CA-NEWS, 25 October 2012

Uzbekistan Farmers Association Abolished” UZ Daily, 24 2012 (Note: Only the headline reported by Uz Daily)

World Bank: Uzbekistan has the worst business conditions amongst Eastern European and Central Asian countries” Fergana Information Agency, 24 October 2012

Uzbekistan: delegation of businessmen from Great Britain to go to Tashkent to discuss trade issues” Fergana Information Agency, 24 October 2012

“” (Löning calls for boycott against Uzbekistan), Spiegel, 23 October 2012

Uzbekistan harvests 3.35mn tons of cotton this season” Fibre 2 Fashion, October 23, 2012

Cotton producers in Uzbekistan yield over 3.35 mln tons of cotton” CA News, 22 October 2012

Cotton Campaign reminds US would-be presidents of cotton slavery in Uzbekistan” UzNews, 20 October 2012

Tashkent holds cotton fair in secrecy” UzNews, 19 October 2012

Uzbek college students return from cotton fields” UzNews, 19 October 2012

Cotton Campaign Calls on President Obama and Mr. Romney to Speak Out Against Slavery in Uzbekistan” Fergana News, 19 October 2012

Uzbekistan inks contracts for export of 670,000 tonnes of cotton fiber” UzDaily, 18 October 2012

Uzbek authorities open criminal case against opposition leader’s father” UzNews, 18 October 2012

Rights activist’s 100-year-old grandma notifies president of new picket” UzNews, 18 October 2012

Uzbekistan plans to increase cotton-fiber processing up to 70% by 2015” UzDaily, 17 October 2012

Uzbekistan Tightens Grip on Internet Proxies”, 17 October 2012

Uzbekistan: Doctors and Nurses Forced into Cotton Fields”, 16 October 2012

Documents Link Uzbekistan’s Karimova To Money-Laundering Suspect” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 16 October 2012

Doctors and nurses forced to pick cotton“, BBC News, 15 October 2012

Unwilling Cotton Harvesters in Uzbekistan” Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 13 October 2012

Centennial grandma to picket in support of rights activist in Karshi” UzNews, 13 October 2012

Uzbekistan toughens Internet censorship” UzNews, 11 October 2012

Russia’s parliament to discuss investor problems in Uzbekistan, including MTS case” Fergana News, 11 October 2012

Uzavtosanoat, General Motors plan to create JV” Uz Daily, 11 October 2012

Several Arrested’ Over Uzbek Teenager’s Death” Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, 10 October 2012

Uzbek Prosecutor General’s Office ignores children in cotton fields” UzNews, 10 October 2012

Picket in support of arrested rights defender dispersed in Tashkent” UzNews, 9 October 2012

Voice Of Dissent Flees Uzbekistan” Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, 8 October 2012

Elnur & Ruslan Textile opens new plant on production of children clothes” UzDaily, 8 October 2012

Tajikistan conference to discuss integration of Central Asia into world trade” CA-News, 08 October 2012

Uzbekistan: Arrest of human rights defender Gulshan Karaeva” Front Line Defenders, 5 October 2012

Uzbekistan: Pressure Mounts in Googoosha-Linked Graft Probes” Choihona, 5 October 2012

Afghanistan in talks with U.S. on alternative railway route to Black Sea through Central Asia and Caucasus” CA-News, 5 October 2012

Uzbek President approves amendments to IMF agreement” Uz Daily, 2 October 2012

Uzbeks bristle under regime’s Web scrutiny” The Washington Times, 1 October 2012

Schoolboy’s mother helps teacher return from cotton picking” UzNews, 29 September 2012

Trade union member dies in cotton field in Tashkent Region” UzNews, 28 September 2012

US Ambassador in Uzbekistan George Krol: “We recognize democracy may develop and look differently in Uzbekistan” Fergana News, 25 September 2012

Uzbek government breaks promise to end child labor in cotton fields” The Washington Times, 24 September 2012

Schoolchildren studying while college students still picking cotton” UzNews 21 September 2012

Police threaten family for student’s failure to pick cotton” UzNews, 21 September 2012

Uzbekistan involves school students into cotton picking campaign” CA-News, 21 September 2012

Oxus Gold launches court case against Uzbekistan” CA-News, 20 September 2012

Switzerland freezes funds with Uzbek links” UzNews, 20 September 2012

Russian MFA makes statement regarding decision of Tashkent court to confiscate property of MTS subsidiary” CA-News, 20 September 2012

Uzbek schoolchildren sent to cotton fields” UzNews, 19 September 2012

Tashkent sends emergency doctors to pick cotton” UzNews, 18 September 2012

Uzbek government tightens Internet censorship” UzNews, 18 September 2012

All assets of MTS-Uzbekistan to be transferred to the national budget – court” CA-News, 18 September 2012

In U.S.-Uzbekistan military relations, How big a factor is money?” CA-News, 18 September 2012

Uzdunrobita managers convicted, MTS subsidiary now owned by government” Ferghana News, 18 News 2012

Karakalpakstan: No work in wasteland” UzNews, 18 September 2012

Korean company to commission textile production in Uzbekistan” Trend News Agency, 17 September 2012

Uzbekistan: Bloggers and Ministry of Justice staff picking cotton instead of farmers” Ferghana News 17 September 2012

MTS Uzbekistan court case: “Faster, faster!” Ferghana News, 14 September 2012

Cotton Harvest Derails Uzbek Transport

“The cotton harvest in Uzbekistan has nearly brought public transport to a halt in and around the capital, Tashkent. Public buses have been repurposed to transport people to and from the fields, while most roads are closed to ordinary traffic. Many of the laborers are college students and school children sent to work the cotton fields during the harvest.” Story and Photos by RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service, 13 September 2012

We don’t use child labor and no you can’t have a look” CA-News, 13 September 2012

Businesses forced to sponsor cotton harvesting in Angren” UzNews, 12 September 2012

Uzbek teachers sent to cotton fields” UzNews, 12 September 2012

The World Bank has donated $ 40 million to Uzbekistan to support agriculture” Baku Today, 12 September 2012

“Someone who is cooperating with us needs also to be transparent.”

Today, the BBC interviewed German Bundestag member Volker Beck, a member of the German Parliament Human Rights Committee, whose request to visit the country was denied for the second year in a row by the government of Uzbekistan. As Mr. Beck comments, “Apparently, the government doesn’t want to discuss human rights issues with the German parliament.” Listen to the interview here:

Part 1 (2 minutes)
Part 2 (3 minutes)

In Uzbek, the BBC article from the interview is available here., BBC Uzbek, 12 September 2012

German MPs upset by denial of visit to Tashkent”, 11 September 2012

Uzbekistan: Parents are sent out to harvest cotton instead of their children” Ferghana News, 11 September 2012

Cotton-picking students face shortages of water, food”, 11 September 2012

Uzbekistan cancels visit by German MPs”, 10 September 2012

Usbekistan darf ungestraft Kinder ausbeuten” Financial Times Deutschland, 10 September 2012

Cotton harvesting leaves Uzbek banks without cash”, 8 September 2012

In Uzbekistan, a Chevy on every corner” Reuters, 6 September 2012

Fashion week in New York without Guli and Uzbek cotton”, 6 September 2012

Uzbekistan announces massive mobilization of school teachers for cotton harvest campaign”, 5 September 2012

Interpol may launch manhunt for Gulnara Karimova”, 5 September 2012

Corruptistan: Meet the oil barons, fashion divas, and ruling families of Central Asia” Foreign Policy, 4 September 2012

Dumb slaves, or Cotton under the barrel of a gun” Ferghana News, 3 September 2012

US State Department and photo to remember”, 17 August 2012

“” Los Angeles Times, 15 August 2012

Uzbekistan: Tashkent’s Sticky Fingers Spoiling Foreign Investors’ Appetites” EurasiaNet, 1 August 2012

Human rights activist stabbed to death in Tashkent region”, 27 July 2012

U.S. urges Government of Uzbekistan to improve its human rights record through peaceful democratic reforms” CA-News, 26 July 2012

Jizak-based human rights activist fined and pardoned”, 21 July 2012

Planned Inefficiency in Uzbek Cotton Sector” Fergana News, 3 July 2012

Where Modern Slavery Thrives: State Department Unveils Trafficking Report,” The Daily Beast, 19 June 2012

Uzbek privatization plans cast doubt” Washington Times, 8 June 2012

Loss of time, business and freedom: that’s all foreign investors get in Uzbekistan” Fergana News, 23 May 2012

Uzbekistan is the biggest family business in the world”, 7 March 2012