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Central Asia: Window of Opportunity on Rights

Expand People attend the opening ceremony of the new Belarussian-built potash plant in Garlyk, Turkmenistan March 31, 2017.    © 2017 REUTERS/Marat Gurt (Berlin) – Political leaders in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan should use the window of opportunity offered by political change in their countries to improve human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2018. Leaders of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan should also end repressive policies documented during 2017 and prioritize rights. In Uzbekistan, since assuming the presidency in 2016, president Shavkat Mirziyoyev…

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