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Uzbekistan: Medical Action: "Justice only in heaven" - the death penalty in Uzbekistan

, Index number: EUR 62/019/2003

This report describes how, since the independence of Uzbekistan, scores of people, are executed every year after unfair trials. Among other things, the report discusses such issues as torture to obtain confessions to crimes, how corruption is an integral part of the investigation, and how the clemency process and the executions themselves are shrouded in secrecy.

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