Jaslyk Prison

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Jaslyk Prison
Uzbekistan
Jaslyk Prison is located in Uzbekistan
Jaslyk Prison
Jaslyk Prison
Coordinates 44°01′05″N 57°31′38″E / 44.018142°N 57.527329°E / 44.018142; 57.527329

Jaslyk Prison is a detention facility in Karakalpakstan in north-west Uzbekistan where human rights activists and ex-inmates allege that torture is widespread.[1][2] Former prisoners include Muzafar Avazov, who was allegedly boiled to death.[3]

The prison, officially known by the codename UYa 64/71, is located in a former Soviet military base once used for testing chemical warfare protection equipment. It was established in 1999.[4] The prison was opened to contain thousands of people arrested following bombings in the capital, Tashkent, and as of 2012 held 5-7,000 people according to HRW.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Physicians for Human Rights - Uzbekistan’s ‘House of Torture’ Is No ‘Home Sweet Home’". physiciansforhumanrights.org. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b Najibullah, Farangis (August 5, 2012). "Uzbekistan's 'House of Torture'". Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ Acacia Shields, Human Rights Watch (2004). Creating Enemies of the State: Religious Persecution in Uzbekistan. p. 288. ISBN 1564322998. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Uzbek Prison Brutality". Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 

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