“Widespread torture of detainees is common in criminal investigations in Uzbekistan, and has become an unmistakable feature of the government’s crackdown against independent Islam. Uzbekistan’s government refuses to hold police and security forces accountable for acts of torture, and even tacitly encourages torture though its broadcasting of political prisoners’ public “confessions” as tools of political propaganda. Instituting legal and judicial reform to halt torture, and ending impunity for it, should be a matter of priority for the government of Uzbekistan and for all parties interested in human rights and the security and stability of the region. Persons detained by police in Uzbekistan are routinely subjected to physical and psychological abuse, often from the initial moments of their arrest. Mounting numbers of deaths in pre- and post-conviction detention facilities over the past two years attest to the brutality of the treatment meted out against detainees and prisoners. Although Uzbek law criminalizes torture, few law enforcement officers are held accountable for it. Uzbek courts routinely rely on evidence extracted under torture, despite rulings barring the admissibility of this evidence.”

HRW Publications

62-year-old mother of boiled Muslim arrested in the Uzbek capital. [21-10-2003]
Uzbekistan: Karimov continues fighting against Muslim women. [20-10-2003]
Interview with former Uzbek political prisoner Jora Murodov. [16-09-2003]
Uzbekistan: Muslim wives and mothers protest against prison torture. [16-09-2003]
8 Muslims are under trial in Qashqa-Daryo, Uzbekistan. [08-09-2003]
Uzbekistan: disease hits resettled people. [23-08-2003]
Uzbek court upholds death sentence upon Muslim man. [13-08-2003]
Tashkent court passed sentence on two Muslim women. [07-08-2003]
Uzbekistan: Muslim journalist sentenced to seven years of imprisonment. [28-07-2003]
Two Muslim women are on trial in Uzbekistan. [24-07-2003]
Uzbekistan: Open letter of Muslim prisoner women to Islam Karimov. [20-07-2003]
Court trial continues against Uzbek journalist arrested over Islamic practice. [17-07-2003]
Muslim women make demands from Uzbek Supreme Court chairwoman. [11-07-2003]
Court trial continues against Uzbek journalist arrested over Islamic practice. [17-07-2003]
Muslim women make demands from Uzbek Supreme Court chairwoman. [11-07-2003]
Sister fights to save Muslim brother sentenced to death in Uzbekistan. [10-07-2003]
Uzbekistan is urged not to execute detainees. [08-07-2003]
Genocide in Uzbekistan: Sister of jailed “Islamic terrorist” says he faces imminent execution on the basis of flawed trial. [02-07-2003]
No place for Uzbek Muslims. [02-07-2003]
Demonstration: west’s ally, Uzbekistan, rapes Muslim women. [01-07-2003]
Uzbek prison becomes symbol of brutality. [30-06-2003]
Uzbekistan: torture victim Mr. Arabjon Sultanov requires urgent medical assistance, alarms OMCT. [27-06-2003]
Uzbekistan: court trial ends sentencing Muslim man to 8 years. [26-06-2003]
Amnesty International: Muslim prisoner under the threat of the death penalty in Uzbekistan. [21-06-2003]
Muslim women protest in Namangan. [20-06-2003]
Uzbekistan: wife of diseased Muslim prisoner seeks endorsement of release. [20-06-2003]
FEATURE: Uzbekistan, key U.S. ally, plagued by torture. [18-06-2003]
Campaign launch: Uzbekistan – the west’s murderous ally against Islam. [17-06-2003]
New victim of the brutal regime! [28-05-2003]
A new victim of Karimov’s genocide: Orif Eshonov. [28-05-2003]
Letter to Mr. Lemierre from Muslim women prisoners of Uzbekistan. [09-05-2003]
Open letter of imprisoned writer Mamadali Mahmudov (Evril TURON) to President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. [07-05-2003]
Letter from Mamadali Makhmudov, written from Chirchik prison, to Mukhammad Solih. [02-05-2003]
Appeal of imprisoned Muslim women to Z.Almatov, Uzbek interior minister. [28-04-2003]
Amnestied Muslim died in Jizzakh. [08-04-2003]
A letter from women’s prison… [29-01-2003]
Ahmadjon Toshpulatov – another victim of Karimov’s genocide against Muslim believers. [24-01-2003]
Izzat Muminov – another victim of Karimov’s genocide against Muslim believers. (Photos) [21-01-2003]
A letter of sentenced to death Iskandar Khudoyberganov to his mother and sister. [13-12-2002]
Can you call them humans?! [21-05-2002]
Report about catastrophic situation in all across Karimov’s prisons. [17-04-2002]
Victims of Karimov’s regime. – Photofacts. Committee against torture offers conclusions and recommendations on report of Uzbekistan. [22.05.2002] HRSU reports about catastrophic situation in all across Karimov’s prisons [17.04.2002] Former Uzbek Political prisoners concerned about next generation [30.03.2002] Persecution of Uzbek poet and his family is going on [23.03.2002] Deja vu: a string of arrests and police raids in Uzbekistan coincides with U.S. support for the dictator Karimov [21.03.2002] Another victim of the President Karimov’s regime tortured to death in prison [14.03.2002] Uzbek Police Abuse Scandal. [22.01.2002] Former prisoners of conscience from Uzbekistan to speak about their experiences. [22.01.2002] No more silence. [28.12.2001] Uzbekistan fails amnestied prisoners. [22.12.2001] Uzbekistan: Activist Speaks Out. [12.12.2001] Karimov moves to bolster authoritarian rule in Uzbekistan. [12.12.2001] Appeal of the Amnesty International with regard to imprisonment of Rahima Ahmadalieva. [09.11.2001] Torture victim dies in custody. New victim in crackdown on independent Muslims. [20.10.2001] The Uzbek police murders another Muslim. [05.10.2001] Vileness. [24.09.2001] Repression against people, who protect rights of Muslims, continues. [10.09.2001] One more mosque was closed in Kokand. [08.09.2001] It has been 6 years since Sheikh Abduvali Qori was kidnapped [30.08.2001] Neostalinism in Uzbekistan. [24.08.2001] Uzbek women plead for religious prisoners. [15.08.2001] Uzbekistan planned new deportation of people of villages on the border of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. [24.07.2001] U.S. concerns about political situation in Central Asia. [21.07.2001] U.S. expresses deep concern on death of human rights activist. [20.07.2001] Uzbek Human Rights Campaigner and Uzbek Parliaments’ Former Member Died in Jail. [07.07.2001] Arrest of the member of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan, [16.06.2001] “Sunday Times”: “Karimov takes fight to the Muslims”. [01.06.2001] Uzbek government has begun trial against the nation. [28.05.2001] Mysterious death of lawyer. [18.04.2001] New repression of the government, [10.04.2001] Appeal of Odina Mahsudova to international community [27.03.2001] Uzbek militia attacks Muslim women! [22.03.2001] New murder committed by militia [21.03.2001] Resettlement of 5 villages by force: Statement of HRSU. [17.01.2001] Reppression against Islam in Uzbekistan in history. [22.12.2000] Concentration camp in Uzbekistan [15.12.2000] New victim of the Karimov’s terror company [24.11.2000] Repressions strengthen, striving continues [09.11.2000 Appeal of relatives of Muslim prisoners. [08.10.2000]