Category Archives: Human Rights Activists

Amnesty International leaders offer to resign over bullying culture

Letter from seven staff admits mistakes after report warns of ‘toxic’ work environment
Rebecca Ratcliffe

Amnesty International’s seven-member senior leadership team has offered to resign after a damning report warned of a “toxic” working environment and widespread bullying.

ACAT-France awards human Rights prize to Mutabar Tadjibayeva

“Engel-duTertre” awarded to the famous Uzbek human rights defender and her organization “Fiery Hearts Club” in recognition of work against torture in Uzbekistan

On November 15, ACAT-France celebrated forty years since its creation in 1974 by Edith du Tertre and Helene Engel by awarding the first ever Engel-duTertre prize to Mutabar Tadjibayeva.

Tadjibayeva, renowned activist and head of the international human rights association “Fiery Hearts Club”, has been living in exile in Paris after being jailed and tortured in Uzbekistan. For more than two decades, Tadjibayeva has continued the fight for human rights in Uzbekistan.

Independent journalist Dilmurod Sayid was told about his mother’s death a month after her decease

Obidzhon Saidov told Jarayon that he visited his elder brother Dilmurod Sayidin the prison in Karshi on 8 November 2014.

“On 8-9 November I was visiting my brother in the prison in Karshi. We did not have time to sleep as we talked until dawn. He looked so-so, sometimes he coughed. He said he had a little cold. He is depressed. My brother asked me to thank everybody, who struggle for his release. He expressed his greatest gratitude to human rights activist Mutabar Tadjibayeva.

Dilmurod told me: ‘If, God willing, I am freed from the prison, first of all I’ll go to the cemetery to pay honor in the memory of my mother, wife and daughter. After that, my first duty will be to visit this precious woman,’” said Obidzhon Saidov.

Photo portraits and documents of human rights activist Mutabar Tadjibayeva displayed in New York photo exhibition

On 3 November, a photo exposition was launched in New York, which displays portraits and documents of Mutabar Tadjibayeva, a prominent Uzbek human rights defender and the head of Fiery Hearts Club International Human Rights Organization.

The photo exposition titled “Moving Walls/Watching You, Watching Me” shows works of 10 photographers, who specialize on human rights issues.

Portraits of Uzbek human rights defender Mutabar Tadjibayeva were made by Swiss photographer Marie Bastashevski, who also cooperates with funds providing Internet security consulting.

Bobomurod Razzokov: I tried to overcome the disease

Bobomurod Razzokov state of health has sharply deteriorated in the prison.

The public got to know that from Bobomurod Razzokov’s letter to his eldest son Shukhrat. In his letter, Razzokov mentioned that he badly suffers from the renal, liver and heart failures.

The human rights activist’s son passed the letter to “Ezgulik” representatives.

Mutabar Tadjibayeva was the first winner of the prestigious Actions by Christians against Torture award

France-based ACAT human rights organization awarded Mutabar Tadjibayeva, the head of Fiery Hearts Club International Human Rights Organization, with the prestigious Engel-Tertre award.

ACAT informed Tadjibayeva about this on Wednesday, 15 October.

“We congratulate you for your courage and determination, please accept my best wishes,” – Francois Walter, the chairman of the ACAT Foundation, wrote in the letter addressed to the human rights activist.

The award ceremony will be held on 15 November 2014 within the framework of the event in the Paris Catholic Institute. The prize includes a cash award.

Mutabar Tadjibayeva: An Amnesty International representative could not hold back her tears when I told her my prison story

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe hold a conference on 22 September – 3 October in Polish capital Warsaw.

Within the framework of the event, a number of representatives of Uzbek civil society and international organizations conducted a protest action in front of the OSCE titled “Who is to blame?! Who is next?!” initiated by Mutabar Tadjibayeva, the head of “Fiery Hearts Club”International Human Rights Organizat

In her interview with “Jarayon”, the prominent human rights activist shared her impressions of the trip to Warsaw.