Uzbekistan: Cotton Harvest Monitors Face Intimidation

Uzbeks gather for the annual cotton harvest. (Photo: Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights)

Uzbekistan has pledged more transparency in a cotton industry blighted by a reputation for relying on child labor and press-ganging of unwilling individuals. Yet, authorities are hounding those trying to determine whether the government is keeping its word.
 

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: Cotton Harvest Monitors Face Intimidation

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