Brick Factories in Tajikistan: Off-the-Book Employment

Safarbek Kabirov 09.06.20

In the industrial sector, employers often do not pay required taxes for their workers. (more…)

Uzbekistan: charity with violations

Mirzo Subkhanov 15.05.20

The activities of the state-owned charity fund “Sakhovat va kumak” (“Kindness and Support”) contradicts to the laws of Uzbekistan, which prohibit the government from creating such foundations. Moreover, the Fund purchases products at inflated prices, and its account replenished through “voluntary” deductions from the salaries of employees of governmental organizations.  (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: The Thin Line Between Charity and Religious Propaganda

Bolot Isaev 12.05.20

There are many foundations and charity organizations in the republic linked to religion. (more…)

Tajikistan: Any Online Action Will Be Used Against You 05.05.20

Experts and human rights activists urge the Tajik authorities to introduce an independent examination of materials for the banned ideas. (more…)

Policy of Countering Terrorism and Extremism in Uzbekistan: How Did It Change Over the Past Few Years?

Navruz Melibaev 04.05.20

Since the beginning of 2020, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan has reported three cases of suppression of illegal extremist acts; in two cases, it was the detention of organized groups engaged in the propaganda of radical ideas, recruitment of youth to the ranks of international terrorist organizations. (more…)

Uzbekistan: Towards Religious Freedom

The authorities of Uzbekistan are trying to get rid of the negative image of the country. Uzbekistan is known as a place where the rights and freedoms of religious citizens are systematically violated. (more…)

Uzbekistan: Torture Remains A Major Issue 23.04.20

Human rights defenders urge the authorities to take decisive vigorous measures to eradicate this cruel and inhumane practice in prisons and other closed institutions. (more…)

Kyrgyzstan: the number of children not attending school due to parental beliefs is declining

In Kyrgyzstan, despite many years of struggle, there are still some cases, when children do not attend school because of the religious beliefs of their parents. (more…)

Tajikistan: How to Prevent the Spread of Extremism in Prisons    

Mazhab Djuma 10.04.20

The authorities see a solution in isolating prisoners convicted of extremism and terrorism in separate facilities, but this option also is risky. (more…)