Back to top

Ganihon Mamathanov


Ganihon Mamathanov is a human rights defender advocating against the use of child labour and violations of farmers' rights in Fergana, Uzbekistan. He has collaborated with the Radio Liberty Uzbek Service in reporting on human rights violations in Uzbekistan.


Human rights defenders in Uzbekistan continue to be systematically persecuted. Torture, ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, fabricated prosecutions, imprisonment and excessive force are used by law enforcement officials to prevent human rights defenders from carrying out their legitimate and peaceful work in defence of human rights. The severity of the repression has contributed to a number of human rights defenders being forced to go into exile. Human rights defenders and independant journalists continue to face physical attacks, which remain unpunished. Serious obstacles to freedom of peaceful assembly persist.