April 4, 2011
Uzbek Repression Must Be Stopped
Steve Swerdlow, International Herald Tribune
I should be writing this from Tashkent, where for 15 years Human Rights Watch has maintained a field office. Until last month.
Last Christmas Eve, the Uzbek government denied me accreditation to work in the country, and now it has forced us to close our office there, the first time in Human Rights Watch’s 33-years of operation that a government has shut down one of our offices.
TAGGED: United States, Uzbekistan