Mutabar Tadjibayeva – Uzbekistan

She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

She says: “The struggle for peace begins with the struggle for spiritual peace and tranquility within people. This is only possible when observance of human rights and freedom for everyone is provided.”

Mutabar Tadjibayeva – Uzbekistan

She works for the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (Hrsu), the Organization for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms of Uzbek Journalists and the Committee for Freedom of Speech and Expression.

Linked to our presentation of Committee for Freedom of Speech and Expression on January 15, 2006.

Eurasia.net writes in Dezember 2002: Mutabar Tadjibayeva (born 1962) is the head of the legal defense organization and editor of Ut Yuraklar (Fiery Heart) in Ferghana Valley. She founded the organization in 2000 in order to represent and fight for the rights of rural citizens, supporting them in their struggle for justice and organizing nonviolent protests and resistance against illegal State activity. Mutabar considers her primary mission in life to raise awareness of human rights among her fellow citizens.

The Fergana Interior Headquarters was reported on December 10 to have placed independent journalist , human rights activist and editor on an unregistered women’s human rights club Ut Yuraklar (Hot Hearts) Mutabar Tadjibayeva on the wanted list for having failed to report to the
Altyaryk District Court that was to consider a case of “disturbance of public order.” The alleged disturbance amounted to having initiated picketing the court building of which she had notified the associated authorities. In effect, her action cannot be regarded as an offense.

Rustam Abdullayev, head of the Public Order Division in the Regional Interior Headquarters, served the summons. He warned Tadjibayeva that the police would bring her to court by force if she did not appear there. The day before, on December 5, she received a letter from the Fergana regional prosecution service that she had to dissolve her club for fear of facing charges of setting up an illegal organization. The true cause of opening a case against Tadjibayeva and the pressure brought to bear on her by law enforcement agencies is her intention to picket outside the parliament building in Tashkent, human rights activists believe. The police are also looking for Tadjibayeva’s daughter Mahliyo whose whereabouts are also unknown. The police searched houses in the village of Durmen on the presumption that the villagers whose rights she had defended may have hidden Tadjibayeva.

links:

Internat. League for Human Rights, Central Asia;

Abdumannob Polat April 13, 2002, an EurasiaNet Commentary;

HRW;

Center for Journalists in extrem situation;

Free Uzbekistan.

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