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Uzbekistan: Stop the secrets and lies: The campaign to stop torture in Uzbekistan

, Index number: EUR 62/1333/2015

Security forces in Uzbekistan are torturing men and women to make them sign false confessions. The brutality is unimaginable: electroshocks and beatings, rape and sexual humiliation. The aim is simple: make them sign their names. The result is clear: judges rely on these confessions to convict. The President of Uzbekistan can put an end to the secrets and lies, and take steps to stop torture. He can sign a decree outlawing the use of torture to obtain confessions, and their use as evidence in court.

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