30 september 2015

You are not permitted to enter Tashkent

The Uzbek government systematically denies citizens’ freedom of movement both within the country and abroad. Domestically, Uzbekistan still has a system of compulsory registration of residence- propiska, introduced under Stalin in 1932. Under the propiska system, all residents of Uzbekistan must register their permanent place of residence with the Ministry of Interior, and all residents and visitors must receive a temporary registration for a stay of longer than three days in any location.

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