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Forced Labor Persists in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Fields

Click to expand Image Workers load cotton that they have picked onto trucks during the 2016 cotton harvest. © 2016 UGF Uzbekistan has made important strides in reducing the use of forced labor in its cotton sector but has yet to eliminate it completely, according to new research released this week. Uzbek Forum, an international nongovernmental organization, investigated six regions of Uzbekistan to assess the prevalence of forced labor in the 2019 cotton harvest. Two independent human rights activists also conducted interviews and fact-finding missions in two other regions. They found…

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