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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

NY Fashion World Reacts To Human rights Abuses in Uzbekistan

Posted by Info on 10/09/2011

The organizers of New York Fashion Week have canceled a planned show by Gulnara Karimova the designer daughter of Uzbekistan’s leader Islam Karimov, who has been accused of human rights abuses.
Karimova 39, is also Uzbekistan’s ambassador to Spain and to the United Nations in Geneva

Karimova was due to present her Guli spring/summer 2012 collection on September 15 at New York Fashion Week. Karimova showed her collection at the event in September last year, but her family connections only hit the headlines this week.

“The message is clear that abusers will not be allowed to launder their image at the expense of human rights,” said Steve Swerdlow, from Human Rights Watch. “Companies need to act to ensure they don’t unwittingly end up supporting abusers again.”

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