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Plea For LGBT Rights In Uzbekistan Provokes Police Raid, Online Backlash

    by RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service – Margot Buff Source – Radio Free Europe

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Men of non-traditional orientation were detained.

Law enforcement officers detained two men from the area who were in sexual contact. They face up to 3 years of imprisonment. As the correspondent of UzNews.uz was informed in the department of internal affairs of the Yunusabad region, the men born in 1994 and 1988, met September 3 this year and began to live… Read more »

Secrets and Suspicion in Uzbekistan

Sept. 1 marked Uzbekistan’s 25th year of independence and the first national celebration of it without the president, Islam Karimov, in attendance. A few days earlier, the Uzbek government announced that Mr. Karimov, 78, had suffered a serious brain hemorrhage — an unusual proclamation considering pronouncements about his health were often as glowing as those… Read more »

In Uzbekistan, transgender man breaks barriers with transparent transition

Yan has a harrowing reminder of how haters in Uzbekistan treat transgender people. “There’s a scar left by a screwdriver next to my liver,” the craggy-bearded and long-haired transgender man says, describing how his college classmates attacked him in 1997 in Tashkent, the capital of this former Soviet republic, a mostly Muslim nation of 31… Read more »

May Day in Uzbekistan: Once a popular holiday

The older generation fondly remembers Soviet May Day celebrations and is upset that the holiday is no longer celebrated. “May Day or as it is also called the Day of International Solidarity of Workers used the be the most joyful holiday after New Year’s,” claims 53-year-old Tashkent resident Margarita. “There was music in the city… Read more »