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