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Uzbekistan: Facebook users detained and questioned

, Index number: EUR 62/9096/2018

The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Amnesty International are concerned about a recent series of detentions and interrogations of a number users of the social media platform Facebook in Uzbekistan. From 24 August to date sources in Uzbekistan have informed our organizations that dozens of people have been arbitrarily detained throughout the country and held on administrative charges after they posted comments on their Facebook accounts or 'liked' and shared posts of other social media users.

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