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Uzbekistan: Parliamentary Elections and Human Rights

Expand Oliy Majlis, the Parliament of Uzbekistan.  Tashkent, Uzbekistan © 2019 Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. (Berlin) – International election observers are concerned that rules governing Uzbekistan’s parliamentary elections on December 22, 2019 do not allow voters a genuine choice of candidates, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a question and answer document about the elections and human rights in Uzbekistan. The elections are the first since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in 2016 and are seen by the government as key to the reform process he has initiated.…

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