The health of Malokhat Jeshankulova, the Uzbek leader of Birdamlik, is deteriorating. Western embassies in Uzbekistan seem in no particular hurry to help her, especially while rumors circulate in Europe that the activist is actually faking her maladies.
Birdamlik plans to organize protests in front of the Uzbek embassy in Washington and in front of the Los Angeles mansion that belongs to the president’s youngest daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva should medical assistance not be offered to allegedly poisoned Malokhat Jeshankulova.
Journalist and Uzbekistan’s Birdamlik representative Malokhat Jeshankulova is certain that she was poisoned. The Real Union of Journalists of Uzbekistan (NSZhU) is asking embassies of democratic countries to help her. (1)
Shukhrat Rustamov is convinced that the planned changes in the country’s constitution are not going to improve the human rights situation in Uzbekistan. He believes that the word “democracy” is used in the constitution as a mere linguistic add-on.
Abdullo Tojiboj-ugli, the head of the Day-laborers Union, delivered on March 20 the union’s demands for better working conditions and more jobs to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. While doing so he was supervised by about two dozen police officers.