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Saida Kurbanova

Saida Kurbanova

HRD, Head
Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU)

Saida Kurbanova is the head of the branch of the non-governmental Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU) in Pakhtakor district, Djizak region. The Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan is a long-standing critic of human rights violations committed by the Uzbek government. The organisations members are regularly harassed, arbitrarily detained and often subjected to torture.

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.