Persecution of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Uzbekistan
A report detailing the cruel persecution, and rights abuses against members of Hizb ut-Tahrir and the people of Uzbekistan by the country’s repressivegovernment under its president Islam Karimov.
The body of Farhad Usmanov, 42, who died in pre-trial detention in June 1999. Usmonov, the son of a well-known imam, wasarrested for alleged possession of a single leaflet of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (Party of Liberation). The official cause of deathwas given as heart failure, although marks on the body and other evidence strongly suggest Usmonov died from torture. © 1999 Acacia Shields/Human Rights Watch