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Uzbekistan: Reports of Torture of Ex-Official

Expand Uzbekistan’s president-elect Shavkat Mirziyoyev casting a ballot at a polling station during the presidential election on December 4, 2016. © 2016 Reuters   (Berlin) – Uzbek authorities should act swiftly to investigate credible reports that the country’s former prosecutor general, Rashitjon Kadirov, and his 12 co-defendants, have suffered torture and mistreatment in custody, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint statement with four other human rights groups. The authorities should prosecute anyone responsible for torture and ill-treatment of the defendants.   Amnesty International,…

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