Persecution of activists in Uzbekistan during Karimov’s rule

The President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov became the head of the Republic quite a long time ago, during the period of perestroika. He held the post of President for 27 years. He came to this as the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Republic and much later took the post of Uzbek President.

He is called a worthy ruler, but not everyone agrees with this opinion. There are people who see his rule as a dictatorship and that he is a dictator who persecuted civil society activists who defend human rights.

Despite the fact that the Constitution of Uzbekistan guarantees citizens the right to their own opinion and protection of rights, under I. Karimov, persecution of activists was not uncommon; on the contrary, they were caught, imprisoned and interrogated using torture.

He was also accused of using child labor in the cotton fields and, in general, of forced labor.

With the coming to power of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the process of releasing political prisoners who were convicted during the reign of Karimov began actively. The President, in large numbers, adopted new laws, the purpose of which was to protect the citizens of Uzbekistan from unjust attacks by the authorities.

A certain percentage of the population distrusts the actions of Sh. Mirziyoyev, considering his actions to be ostentatious, but time will put everything in its place. Every person has the right to their own opinion.

Modern Uzbekistan during the reign of Sh. Mirziyoyev

Currently, this state is persistently striving for improvement, actively cooperating with various foreign organizations, such as the UN. Hosts delegations from the European Union and the United States to exchange experiences in the field of human rights and protection.

The above indicates that this state is committed to carrying out reforms in the field of legislation, destroying the old legal system and building in its place a completely new, progressive one, taking international law as a basis.

The actions of the present President of Uzbekistan can be regarded as a desire to create a new, progressive and free state, where every person has the right to their own opinion and is not afraid to express it out loud.

This path has already begun. Unfortunately, it won’t be fast or short. Any construction starts small. It is impossible to do anything quickly on the scale of a large country. Therefore, you need to tune in for the best and continue moving towards the goal.