February 28, 2021

Gaspar is finally free…

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By Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United  Gaspar Matalaev is finally free after serving his full three-year prison sentence for reporting on forced labor in Turkmenistan’s cotton fields. His freedom comes as a huge relief to all who have been campaigning for his release, but he should never have spent these past three years behind bars. Although Gaspar is […]

Malokhat needs you

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From Freedom United Journalist and human rights activist, Malokhat Eshonkulova was detained at Tashkent airport on her way to a labor rights seminar in Kyrgyzstan in December. Malokhat was invited to present her work monitoring forced and child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. Airport special services removed Malokhat from her flight and detained her in […]