September 24, 2021

Real progress or smokescreen?

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By Tate Johnston, From Freedom United < Is this progress or just a smokescreen? Recent reports from Uzbekistan are conflicting, what should we make of them? The government is making promising commitments to tackle forced labor in Uzbekistan. But the experience of those living in the country suggests that forced labor is still a problem. […]

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 […]