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Uzbekistan: Draft Criminal Code Offers Little Meaningful Reform

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Exterior of Barak-khan Madrasah in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. © Getty Images (Berlin) – Uzbekistan should ensure that its new Criminal Code does not just tinker with some problematic provisions, but reflects meaningful reform, Human Rights Watch said today. The new Criminal Code should seek in good faith to comply fully with international human rights treaties to which Tashkent is a party. While the draft law contains some moderate improvements, it also retains many provisions that violate the rights to freedom of speech, association, and religion. Others fall short of…

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