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Report On Torture and Arbitrary Detention in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to UN

Posted by Info on 31/03/2011

CIVICUS: Report On Torture and Arbitrary Detention in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to UN Special Mechanisms HERE

The 40-page report, a compilation of personal narratives and analysis presented as a briefing to United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture entitled “Torture and Arbitrary Detention in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan” identifies torture as a common practice in the Turkmen and Uzbek penal systems used to interrogate, punish alleged criminals of all varieties, silence perceived and actual dissent, or for no apparent reason. Long administrative detentions, medical malpractice, and other illegal activities often occur in conjunction with abuse.

The report, presented to the UN last week in Geneva, details 12 cases of specific abuse and examines the impact of the governments’ observed complicity in said abuse. It calls on UN special mechanisms to guide an independent investigation into the deaths, torture and arbitrary detention of Turkmen and Uzbek citizens.

Torture is often used to combat the perceived threat of dissent, said CIVICUS. People linked with the Andijan events of 2005 – when Uzbek government forces opened fire on protestors resulting in an international refugee crisis and hundreds of arrests – including innocent family members, are routinely detained, brought up on bogus charges and subjected to long years of bodily torture and psychological terror.

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One Response to “Report On Torture and Arbitrary Detention in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to UN”

  1. Samantha Babaloukas said

    Basta! Non possiamo mai piu’ permettere barbarie nazi-fasciste contro ogni Essere Umano Planetario!!!

    Segue confermato irrevocabile ”Moratoria Mondiale contro torture e detenzioni illegali omicide”

    Intervento Urge immediato Corte Penale Internazionale Uzbekistan Kazakistan contro i crimini contro l’Umanita’ Universale in violazioni gravissime dei Trattati Internazionali EU UN NATO UNA UNICEF UNESCO UNHCR

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