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Salem-News.com (Sep-12-2016 21:15)

The Death of One of Washington`s Favorite Tyrants

The sordid history of US support under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

(SAN FRANCISCO) - John Kerry with President Karimov The death of long-time Uzbekistan dictator Islam Karimov has brought rare U.S. media attention to the Central Asian country of 30 million. Uzbekistan is ranked among the half dozen worst countries in the world for human-rights abuses.

What U.S. government officials and our media mostly ignore, however, is that American taxpayers subsidized that regime and its brutal security apparatus for most of Karimov’s thirty-five years in power.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-31-2014 12:42)

Uzbekistan: Human Rights Ambassador Share Concerns at the Charges Against Umida Akhmedova

Charges are solely related to the exercise of their legitimate right to freedom of assembly.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Umida Akhmedova On 30 January 2014, photographer and human rights defender Ms Umida Akhmedova was released after being held incommunicado for one day.

The human rights defender, together with her son and five other persons, stands accused of taking part in a demonstration...

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Salem-News.com (Nov-01-2012 10:54)

Uzbekistan: Arrest of Human Rights Defender Uktam Pardayev

Uktam Pardayev's problems stated after a visit to his house by officials from the American Embassy about his Human Rights work.

(SALEM) - Uzbek map An Uzbek human rights defender, Mr Uktam Pardayev, was taken recently by police and those officials are not cooperating with Mr. Pardayev's family.

Uktam Pardayev is the Chairperson of the Independent Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (IHRSU) in the region of Djizak.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-08-2012 00:51)

Uzbekistan: Arrest of Human Rights Defender Gulshan Karaeva

Gulshan Karaeva has previously been the subject of threats and intimidation; her dog has been poisoned, she has been physically attacked.

(SALEM) - Gulshan Karaeva Human rights defenders in Uzbekistan need to know their government will enforce their right to operate without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions and reprisals, including judicial harassment.

At this point, the very opposite is still taking place and it is taking a toll on human rights defender Ms Gulshan Karaeva, who was arrested in late September and charged with “Slander”, and “Insult”.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-05-2012 01:06)

Uzbekistan: Arrest of Human Rights Defender Uktam Pardayev

The family of Uktam Pardayev are very concerned about his safety.

(SALEM) - Uzbekistan Uzbekistan is drawing international attention for its blatant abuse of human rights defenders ilke Uktam Parayev, who hasn't been seen since police forced him into a car at a gas station.

Our Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes, believes Uktam Pardayev’s arrest is part of an ongoing pattern of harassment against the human rights defender.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-26-2012 00:27)

US: Eliminate Forced Labor and Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Salem-News Human Rights Ambassador William Gomes contacts Hillary Clinton over forced labor in Uzbsikstan.

(HONG KONG) - U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton Child labor in Uzbekistan... a problem that its own government seems to have no interest in controlling. Children as young as 10 are forced to participate in a mandated cotton production system. The U.S. government should raise a voice in this matter and call for an end to this practice.

Year after year, the Uzbek govt. mandates that farmers grow cotton, and children plant, weed and harvest to meet their assigned quotas.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-04-2011 06:24)

Genocide 101: Tragedy in Uzbekistan

Examining the events of 13 May 2005 and the correlation with events in Sri Lanka, Palestine, Iraq, and other nations.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Prison camp in Uzbekistan In a series of recent articles I have written about the Genocide of Tamil people in northern Sri Lanka, I have learned a great deal about not just this tragedy, but also similar terrible events in places like Uzbekistan.

The largest commonality in each of the modern cases of Genocide is religious oppression. The second swath of common ground is the use of the term "terrorist" to describe the people dying en mass.

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