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Uzbekistan: Police to Place Cameras in Interrogation Rooms

Police in Uzbekistan will soon be required to install close circuit cameras in interrogation rooms in the latest measure to reform the law enforcement system, local media reported on May 1.

News website Podbrobno.uz reported that under an order signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the measure is due to take effect from January 1, 2018.

To further inculcate transparency and internal communication, a system of video conferencing will also be put in place between the central investigation department and regional branches.

These proposals arise from criticism leveled at the police by Mirziyoyev in February. Speaking at a government meeting, the president noted that policing techniques had become outdated and that investigations were getting bogged down as a result.

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