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Shukhrat Rustamov

Shukhrat Rustamov

HRD, Member
Human Rights Defenders Alliance of Uzbekistan

Shukhrat Rustamov is a member of the Human Rights Defenders Alliance of Uzbekistan, where he assists victims of human rights violations. He has submitted approximately 2,500 complaints on behalf of victims of human rights violations committed by representatives of the Uzbek authorities, none of which have been formally considered by the authorities.


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.


Protecting Human Rights - Elena Urlaeva and Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan