Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Uzbekistan: Rights Defender Urlaeva Detained, Beaten

Posted by Info on 21/08/2011

Rights activist Elena Urlaeva has been detained in Namangan , where she was to protest a decision by local authorities to charge three local television journalists with extortion.
She is a leader of the Alliance of Rights Defenders of Uzbekistan.

She has previously been jailed, forcibly admitted to a psychiatric hospital and beaten by men with knives in front of her child on the street in Tashkent.

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