Category Archives: “Who is guilty?! Who is the next victim?!”

The Guardian: Amnesty ‘failed to support and value’ Paris worker who killed himself

Independent inquiry finds serious failure of management over Gaëtan Mootoo, who felt ‘abandoned’ by the organisation

 Gaëtan Mootoo, west Africa researcher for Amnesty International, who killed himself in May 2018. Photograph: Courtesy of Minisma

Amnesty International failed to support a researcher who killed himself in his Paris office after feeling “abandoned and neglected” by the organisation, according to an investigation.

The independent inquiry commissioned by Amnesty into the death of Gaëtan Mootoo concluded that multiple failings to support the employee of three decades amounted to “a serious failure of management”.

As the President of Uzbekistan prepares for his official visit to France, Europeans must call upon the country to investigate forced disappearances

FIDH and its member organisation “Club des Coeurs ardents”

Joint press release

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Paris, August 30, 2018: On this year’s International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, FIDH and its member organization, the “Fiery Hearts Club,” as well as the Coordination Board of the civil society group “Uzbekistan Alternative,” call on the international community to demand that the Uzbek authorities conduct comprehensive, objective, and transparent investigations into the cases of enforced disappearances in the country.

As the President of Uzbekistan’s visit to France approaches – it will be Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s first visit to an EU country since he came to power two years ago – our organizations are calling on French officials to give due attention to the issue of forced disappearances during their discussions with Uzbekistan.

PRESS RELEASES: UN Rights Committee Finds Turkmenistan Responsible for Torture and Death of a Journalist

Ogulsapar Muradova

August 2, 2018

NEW YORK — In a grim indictment of Turkmenistan’s notoriously dire human rights record, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has found the government there responsible for the torture and death in custody after an unfair trial of Ogulsapar Muradova, a journalist and human rights activist who died in prison in September 2006.

Appeal to Ms. Federica Mogerini, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European Union with a request to support the company against corruption and terrorism

Dear Mrs. Minister!

With this statement, we announce the establishment of the International Human Rights Foundation “Mutabar Tadjibayeva” to combat organized crime against humanity (hereinafter referred to as IHRF “Mutabar Tadjibayeva”).

It was very important for us to announce the creation of the IHRF “Mutabar Tadjibayeva”, on November 25, as this day is connected with a significant event, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) (Resolution 54/134).

The founders of the IHRF “Mutabar Tadjibayeva” are women-activists of civil society, human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and representatives of other public organizations that were victims of political repression, torture and later became victims of organized criminal groups (OCG), which are guarded and sponsored by representatives of some International Human Rights Organizations and Funds with famous names and journalists of some International media.

The international community must force the government of Uzbekistan to respect the human rights laws


The International Human Rights Organization “Fiery Hearts Club”, Coordination Council of the Civil Society “Alternative Uzbekistan”, Public Council “Service of the Fatherland” call the government of Uzbekistan and the international organizations to pay attention to the current human rights situation in Uzbekistan.

The news of Islam Karimov’s illness was widely discussed in Uzbekistan as well as abroad. For some time the government did not provide any information regarding the president’s health, which, in turn, provoked growing tension in the country.

Karimov had remained in power for 27 years. Young people who were born and raised during his rule comprise the majority of the 32-million population. Many of these young people cannot imagine their life without Karimov and are therefore panicking.

Mutabar Tadjibayeva: Dear 39th Congress Participants! We need your help and support!


Dear 39th Congress Participants! Let me congratulate you with the occasion of this Congress and with success to your work.

I am Mutabar Tadjibayeva, an independent journalist and human rights defender from Uzbekistan, founder and leader of “Fiery Hearts” International Human Rights Association which has been an FIDH member since 2013, living in France as a regugee since 2009.

I wished I attended this Congress to outloudly speak out about human rights problems in Uzbekistan, raise the internatonal attention to a particularly diverse condition of the Uzbek political prisoners, and crisis of human rights NGOs in this country.

Mutabar Tadjibayeva: Amnesty International’s hypocritical policy!



The head of “Ezgulik” Vasilа Inoyatovа appealed to international organizations, in particular, to the representatives of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International, as well as other international institutions with a request to fund the trip to the prisons and colonies of Uzbekistan. However, these organizations refused to help, some of them even didn’t reply to the request of Human Rights Society “Ezgulik”.

Don’t hesitate to help us to meet the political prisoners!



to all compatriots living in Uzbekistan and abroad

We are writing to you because we have an important and urgent message.

On 23-24 June in Tashkent was organised the meeting between the heads of states of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Before this meeting the Uzbek Society for Human Rights «Ezgulik» refered to some foreign embassies, international organizations and the heads of states of the SCO with the request to encourage the Government of Uzbekistan to release from detention the civil society representatives, to allow to meet them and to have the access to the information about their health.

Ilkhom Ibodov, a detainee from Bukhara has died after being tortured

The ‘Fiery Hearts Club’ International Human Rights Organization requests the support of the International community to defend the victim’s family from Bukhara whose son Ilkhom Ibodov was tortured to death while being kept in detention!

Report for the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Task Force for the adoption of the list of issues on Uzbekistan


“Fiery Hearts Club” was founded by Mrs. Mutabar Tadjibayeva – a prominent human rights activist and independent journalist – in Uzbekistan. Currently the organization is based in and registered as an international human rights association in France. Mrs. Tadjibayeva herself was a victim of torture and other ill-treatment during her imprisonment under a trumped-up criminal case in Uzbekistan, which was brought against her after she was arrested in October 2005.

On May 15, 2008, when she was still in prison, Mutabar Tadjibayeva was awarded with the Martin Ennals Award. Shortly after this she was released. For the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2008, the “Fiery Hearts Club” was awarded with the French Republic’s “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Prize. Earlier this year Mrs. Tadjibayeva was included by Reporters Without Borders on a list of the 100 information heroes of the world.

The International Human Rights Association “Fiery Hearts Club” works on the protection and promotion of core civil and political rights and freedoms through monitoring, documentation and reporting; provision of legal aid; and awareness-raising and advocacy. The organization focuses in particular on freedom from torture or other ill-treatment and the right to a fair trial and is recognized as one of the leading human rights NGOs addressing problems in these areas in Central Asia, particularly in Uzbekistan.