Stories about Uzbekistan from June, 2011
Mansurhon reports that Uzbekistan's Under-17 football team gets to the play-off level of the FIFA World Cup Mexico 2011, beating USA and Czech Republic.
Avicenna reports that following a campaign against the use of forced child labor in Uzbekistan's cotton fields, Gymboree, the children’s clothing manufacturer, became the latest company to take a stand by refusing to buy cotton from this Central Asian country.
One of the most discussed topics in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, is the local authorities’ decision to “dismantle” large portions of the city without providing any explanations to the residents. Samira reports with exclusive on-the-ground photographs.
Avicenna reports that Uzbek human rights activist and journalist Tursunbek Turazoda has been sentenced to five years of prison term after he had been charged with swindling and turned in to police by his close friend.
Noah Tucker writes that the Uzbekistan authorities released Yusuf Juma, the poet and activist who was jailed for slander in 2008 after publishing a series of poems related to the 2005 Andijon protests.
Nathan Hamm informs his readers that the effort of Lola Karimova, daughter of the Uzbekistan president, to punish an online French magazine for calling her father a dictator is now playing against her image.