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Uzbekistan: Stop Harassing Human Rights Defenders

Expand Akzam Turgunov, a former political prisoner and rights activist, has been increasingly subjected to surveillance by security services in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. © 2017 Steve Swerdlow for Human Rights Watch (Tashkent) – The Uzbek authorities should stop harassing human rights activists, including those recently released from prison, and ensure their safety, Amnesty International, Civil Rights Defenders, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), Human Rights Watch, and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Despite the authorities’ significant positive steps to improve…

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