Torture in Uzbekistan: In Summary: Stop Torture Country Briefing


Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is rife in Uzbekistan. Amnesty International continues to receive persistent and credible allegations of routine and pervasive torture and other ill-treatment by security forces and prison personnel. Reports suggest that people are tortured and ill-treated when they are arrested, transferred and awaiting trial, and in detention facilities. Very few people are ever brought to justice for inflicting torture, while authorities in Uzbekistan routinely fail to conduct effective investigations into allegations of torture and other ill-treatment.