Audio
15 september 2015

Umida Niyazova on Fear, Oppression and Resistance in Uzbekistan

Umida Niyazova, True Heroe from Uzbekistan. Founder of German-based NGO Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights (UGF).
Harassed, imprisoned, forced to exile for fighting human rights abuses in her country since 2000.
Umida was invited to Geneva by CCPR-Centre to attend the review of her country by the UN Human Rights Committee on 8 and 9 July 2015.

Read more
25 september 2017
One year after the death of Islam Karimov, the continued use of forced labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields shows ...
4 april 2016
In Uzbekistan, freedom of speech guaranteed by the law has been put on a level with acts of terrorism. ...
11 september 2016
German media articles reporting on the Uzbek President’s death focused on the controversial legacy of Karimov’s long-term rule with ...
31 january 2018
On January 31, 2018, the Chairman of the Uzbek National Security Service (SNB), Rustam Inoyatov, was dismissed. This was ...