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Open Case
15 April 2020

On 13 April 2020, The Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan revoked the notice issued to, which stated that some materials published on its website contradicted Uzbek law. The Agency wrote: “Given the relevance and social significance of the problems of domestic violence and violations of women's rights raised by ‘’, the Agency intends to withdraw the previously sent notice, as well as revise the criteria for analysing the content of publications on these issues in the media.’’ 

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Blog Post
andrew in uzbekistan
28 March 2019

Andrew Anderson, together with the Front Line Defenders Protection Coordinator for Europe & Central Asia, Masha Chitchenkova, visited Uzbekistan in March 2019.

“The prison wardens used to ask me why I was smiling, was I pleased with my sentence? I asked them if smiling was against prison regulations.”

23 April 2018

Dispatches 2017 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2017, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs. 2017 marks the 10th year of Risk Assessment and Protection Planning training, while the year also saw the expansion of the programme with the addition of a Security Advisor and an additional Protection Coordinator in West Africa.

Closed Case
21 February 2018

On 15 February 2018, a criminal case was opened in Moscow against migrant rights defender Bakhrom Khamroev, on the trumped up charge of illegally assisting in the ‘fictitious registration of foreign citizens residency’ under Article 322.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

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