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Tmur Karpov

Timur Karpov

HRD, Journalist

Timur Karpov is a photographer and multimedia journalist documenting human rights violations in Uzbekistan. His research focuses among other things on forced labour in cotton fields. During his work on documenting the use of forced labour in the cotton fields in Uzbekistan, he has been detained, threatened and interrogated many times. Timur Karpov closely collaborates with a number of Uzbek human rights defenders and international human rights organisations.


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.


Timur Karpov, Uzbekistan - Testimony at the 2017 Dublin Platform