Uzbekistan: Some Workers Excused from Cotton Fields

Published: 5/10/2017
Uzbekistan: Some Workers Excused from Cotton Fields
Source: WWW.HRW.ORG

(Washington, DC) – The Uzbek government has recalled university students and some health and education workers from forced labor in the cotton fields, the Cotton Campaign said today. Other workers remained involuntarily in the fields or faced extortion to pay for workers to replace them if they left. On September 21, 2017, Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov ordered officials to recall students and educ

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