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.
On October 13, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom published its latest report on Uzbekistan, entitled “Religious and Political Prisoners of Uzbekistan: End Repressive Practices”. According to the report, the number of convicted for their religious beliefs reaches more than 2000 people.
On October 14, 2021, IA Gazeta.Uz reported: “In Uzbekistan, there are more than 2,000 prisoners convicted for religious and political reasons. According to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, this is more than all the former Soviet republics combined, and one of the highest rates in the world. The commission noted the successes of […]
Special forces officers of the Tashkent City Internal Affairs Department carried out a raid in the Malika shopping center (the largest electronics market in the capital). Eyewitnesses claim that men wearing beards were detained. Local mass media is writing about it.
The Supreme Court of Tashkent issued an official statement on the circulating news about the arrest, as a precautionary measure, of Mrs. M. M. who posted prohibited material on Facebook. According to the writer of the publication, counter-terrorism officers in Yunusabad district have arrested the woman from her home and she is currently being held […]
On June 9, 2021, the FSB department for the Chuvash Republic and the Udmurt Republic reported on the arrest of Rustem Salimzyanov. The place where Salimzyanov was detained is not specified. It is known that in 2017, he lived in the city of Kanash (Chuvashia). For the official media, the department called the detainee “The […]
The Samarkand Regional Court upheld the decision regarding local resident Asliddin Khudoyberdiev, who was sentenced to 15 days of arrest for illegally teaching religion to underage children, – his lawyer Abduvokhid Yakubov informed Ozodlik media outlet. Khudoyberdiev was arrested by officers from the Pakhtachi District Internal Affairs Department of the Samarkand Region during a May […]
On 16/4/2021, the “Yoshlar,” or Youth Channel of the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan broadcasted a program called “The Current Topic“. The program was attended by representatives of the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the International Islamic Academy. The main theme was that the ideas of Hizb ut Tahrir are destructive as they sow […]