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Uzbekistan: Registration Barriers for Independent Groups

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Azimbay Ataniyazov, second from the left, and Chiroq’s members, Nukus, Uzbekistan, February 1, 2020. © 2020 Human Rights Watch (Berlin) – Uzbek authorities are severely hindering the work of independent nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with excessive and burdensome registration requirements, violating their right to freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today. Uzbekistan has carried out some human rights reforms in recent years under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. But the government has refused to allow the registration of NGOs that seek to work on sensitive…

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