Category: Central Asia

The United Nations defines Central Asia as including: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • "Hellish Work:" Exploitation of Migrant Tobacco Workers in Kazakhstan
    • This report documents how some employers confiscated migrant workers' passports, failed to provide them with written contracts, did not pay regular wages, cheated them of earnings, and required them to work excessively long hours. It also documents some allegations of child labor.
  • "Where is the Justice?" Interethnic Violence in Southern Kyrgyzstan and its Aftermath
    • This report states that government forces acted, knowingly or unwittingly, to facilitate attacks on ethnic Uzbek neighborhoods in the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. Local law enforcement agencies also failed to provide appropriate protection to the Uzbek community. The government’s investigation, which left hundreds dead and thousands injured, has been marred with abuses, while new ethnically motivated attacks are taking place in the south.