Friday, 29, September, 2023


Changes in the names and faces of political leaders in Central Asia have brought promises for reforms, but core human rights concerns, such as detention of critics and limits to free speech, remain urgent in all five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020. The region’s new leaders should turn commitments to care about their citizens’ rights into reality.

The Information and Mass Communications Agency under the Presidential Administration published for discussion a bill providing for deleting the provision ofimprisonment from the Criminal Code for libel and slander as per the instruction of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of December.

32 blades were seized from citizens in Tashkent city during the police’s antiknife campaign on January 13 and 14.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev today hosted the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, the presidential press service said.

For the first time Tashkent will host the World Judo Championship 2021, the Uzbek Olympic Committee said in a statement.

National human rights strategy will be adopted in Uzbekistan. The relevant draft document was prepared by the National Center for Human Rights.

The President of Uzbekistan signed the Notaries Bill into Law, the Senate said. The document was passed by the Legislative Chamber on December 9 and was approved by the upper house on December 14 and took effect after being signed today by the head of state.

The Andijan-based blogger Abdufattokh Nuritdinov was released on January 14, his lawyer Umidbek Davlatov told. According to the lawyer, as the first thing, Abdufattokh Nuritdinov went to the maternity hospital to see the newborn son and wife for the first time.

The famous Uzbek fashion designer Narimon Grigoryan was killed in his Tashkent house on January 14, the Prosecutor General's Office confirmed.

The Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov arrived in New Delhi on a working visit, where he met with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jayshankar, the Foreign Ministry said.

On January 10, the Minister of Justice, Ruslanbek Davletov met with representatives of Erk (Liberty) opposition party led by the Secretary General, Otanazar Oripov, the spokeswoman to the Ministry of Justice, Sevara Urinboeva said.

Etsuaki Yoshida, a Japanese expert has been appointed adviser to the Uzbek IT Development Minister, the Ministry said.

On January 14-15, the Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov will pay a working visit to India, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Yunusobod extension line and the phase I of the elevated ring line will be commissioned in March this year, while the Sergeli metro line - in September. This follows from the Investment Program for 2020–2022, approved on January 9 by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

In late December, the blogger Nafosat Ollashukurova was released from the Khorezm province psychiatric clinic and returned home to Tashkent. She was forcibly kept in the clinic from September 26 to December 28. Nafosat Ollashukurova was arrested on September 23 during a live Facebook broadcast of the walk from Khorezm to Tashkent of the journalist and poet Mahmud Rajabov and his relatives for an appointment with the Minister of the Interior. On the same day, she was arrested and was sentenced to 10 days-administrative arrest. She was placed in a psychiatric clinic, after she declared hunger strike during her arrest.

The General Prosecutor's Office and the Ministry of Justice, with the assistance of other services, are collaborating with the relevant authorities of Switzerland, France, Russia, Latvia and other countries for the forfeiture of assets criminally obtained by Gulnara Karimova, the Prosecutor General said in a statement Saturday.

150 Ford resuscitation vehicles were handed over to the Tashkent city ambulance station, the Ministry of Health said.

Uzbekistan has been appointed chairman of the Economic and Environmental Committee of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in 2020, the Foreign Ministry said.

The Center for Economic Research and Reforms (CERR), a think tank under the Presidential Administration presented a study evaluating the impact of Uzbekistan's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), using economic modeling and analysis methodology.

The Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov had a telephone conversation with Sergei Lavrov on Thursday, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said.