Forced labor is compulsion to perform work under the threat of any punishment.
As previously reported, on 23 January 2020, a 32-year-old man suspected of theft in Chirakchi district of Kashkadarya region died as a result of torture in the building of the Internal Affairs Directorate.
On 21 September 2020, members of the Senate Committee of the Oliy Majlis on Women and Gender Equality, as part of a working group, departed for Kashkadarya region to study the implementation of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Protection of Women from Oppression and Violence".
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on 21 September to analyze the effectiveness of reforms in the field of plant quarantine.
Protecting public health, strengthening work on prevention, early detection and diagnosis of diseases, in general, achieving efficiency in the medical system are among a number of priority tasks put forward by the head of the country in this area.
Today, on 21 September 2020, another round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan was held in the format of a video conference.
Rospotrebnadzor held a videoconference meeting with the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus, including the development of a vaccine to prevent COVID-19.
Following a serious illness, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Uktam Barnoyev died on 20 September.
On the night of 17 September, employees of the Lebap department of the Ministry of National Security, the prosecutor’s office, police and border service conducted a joint raid on the section of the state border between the Farab etrap of Turkmenistan and Alat district of Uzbekistan.