Uzbekistan: Secrets and Lies: Forced confessions under torture in Uzbekistan

Torture and other ill-treatment are persistent and endemic in Uzbekistan. Security forces and prison guards routinely carry out torture and other ill-treatment, including during arrest and transfer to detention facilities, in police custody, pre-trial detention and in prisons. This report details the extent of the problem in Uzbekistan and makes recommendations to the country’s authorities to bring domestic law into full compliance with Uzbekistan’s international obligations regarding the absolute prohibition against torture and other ill-treatment.

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