September 2016 ойлик архив

OSCE HDIM statement: Human rights in Uzbekistan after Karimov

President Karimov’s sudden death in September brought to an end his 27-year long rule which was marked by profound disregard for fundamental rights and freedoms, the brutal crushing of dissent and a justice system where torture and arbitrary detentions were the norm.

Prior to Presidential elections scheduled for 4 December 2016, the Acting President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has announced six priority areas for the country, but human rights are not amongst them.

Human rights in Uzbekistan after Karimov

In the morning of 22 September 2016 International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the International Federation for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch organized the side event “Human rights in Uzbekistan after Karimov” at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw.

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.

Statement on the case of journalist Barno Hudoyarova

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To UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression,
to OSCE and to  International organizations for the
protection of the rights of journalists

Uzbekistan is a country with an authoritarian regime where the human rights are systematically violated. The government uses all methods of control, such as psychological pressure, blackmailing, the use of local institutions (Mahalla) to hinder the work of human rights defenders, deprivation of basic living sources, threats and arrests on trumped-up charges.

In 2016, Reporters without Borders (RWB) has published a new edition of the World Press Freedom Index, which shows increased number of government attacks against journalist, certain ideologies and particular groups of interest. This chart reflects the degree of freedom of actions of local journalists and represented by 180 different countries of the world. According to the regional index, Europe (19.8 place) is the area where the journalists are free.

Civil society activists are asking for financial support for the participation in  OSCE meeting!



Urgently! International organizations and foundations!

After the death of Islam Karimov the situation in Uzbekistan is inclear.  The OSCE meeting will be organized in september in Warsaw and this event will be very important not only for human rights defenders of Uzbekistan, but also for the European community. It is important for the international human rights organizations to discuss the next steps on human rights in Uzbekistant in the presence of human rights defenders, journalists and activists of this country.