uzbekistan

  • 17 May 2012

    Last month the BBC reported from Uzbekistan where reporters were told about a secret policy of forced female sterilisation.

    Talking to doctors and women alike, stories emerged of ‘sterilisation quotas’ (up to eight per week), leading to secret sterilisations carried out during caesarean sections without the informed consent of the woman.

  • 18 Sep 2007

    In a new crackdown on Protestant churches across Uzbekistan, Sharofat Allamova was given a suspended prison sentence of six months in the central city of Bukhara [Bukhoro] in late August.