In the city of Yangiyul, Tashkent region, on the 22th of November dozens of men were summoned to the police department, where their beards were forcibly shaved off. Activists reported that raids on men with beards have recently increased in the region. This is reported by the Uzbek media outlets.
People’s Artist of Uzbekistan Yodgor Sadiev criticized the wearing of a beard by Uzbek youth, calling it a devilish manifestation. The proper video was posted on the Internet on June 17.