Uzbekistan

Uzbek executions ‘grave breach’ of international obligations – UN rights chief

The Uzbek Government’s execution of six people whose cases were pending before a United Nations human rights panel was a “grave breach” of the country’s obligations under international agreements it has signed, the UN’s Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights said today.

UN human rights panel deplores executions in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Human Rights Committee today deplored the recent execution in Uzbekistan of six people whose cases were pending before the panel, calling it “a grave breach” of an optional rights protocol.

UN human rights official urges Uzbekistan not to execute detainees

The senior United Nations human rights official has called on the government of Uzbekistan not to execute detainees who have appealed their convictions to the UN Human Rights Committee.

Top UN official seeks to promote human rights in Central Asia

A senior United Nations human rights official, on a two-week visit to countries of Central Asia, has discussed efforts to improve respect for civil liberties with the governments of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.