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