Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan

Read more: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/23/uzbekistan-gay-men-face-abuse-prison

(Berlin) – Men in Uzbekistan who engage in consensual same-sex sexual conduct face arbitrary detention, prosecution, and imprisonment as well as homophobia, threats, and extortion, Human Rights Watch said today. Uzbekistan should guarantee rights to personal security, privacy, and nondiscrimination by decriminalizing consensual sexual conduct between men.

Uzbekistan, a current member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, has undertaken key human rights reforms since President Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power in 2016, but the criminalization of same-sex sexual conduct remains a significant stain on Tashkent’s record. Article 120 of the current criminal code punishes consensual sexual conduct between men with up to three years in prison.

To support our work, please visit: https://hrw.org/donate

Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org

Subscribe for more: https://bit.ly/2OJePrw

Print
Print Share Comment Cite Upload Translate Updates

Leave a Reply

APA
Radio Free | Radio Free (2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00) » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan. Retrieved from https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/.
MLA
" » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan." Radio Free | Radio Free - Thursday March 25, 2021, https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/
HARVARD
Radio Free | Radio Free Thursday March 25, 2021 » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan., viewed 2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00,<https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/>
VANCOUVER
Radio Free | Radio Free - » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan. [Internet]. [Accessed 2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00]. Available from: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/
CHICAGO
" » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan." Radio Free | Radio Free - Accessed 2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00. https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/
IEEE
" » Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan." Radio Free | Radio Free [Online]. Available: https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/. [Accessed: 2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00]
rf:citation
» Gay and Bisexual Men Face Abuse, Prison in Uzbekistan | Radio Free | Radio Free | https://www.radiofree.org/2021/03/25/gay-and-bisexual-men-face-abuse-prison-in-uzbekistan/ | 2021-11-30T15:28:51+00:00
To access this feature you must login or create an account.