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Children picking cotton. Denouncement from the Embassy of Uzbekistan in London

Author: Ferghana.Ru [Russia], Published on: 2 November 2007

...the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Great Britain categorically denounces the use of children in agriculture...[as] a response to the recent BBC program on the use of children in cotton picking...Embassy officials maintain that children were only used...15 or 20 years ago, i.e. in essentially the Soviet era...The information campaign against Uzbekistan...mismatches with the reality...why it is right now that the interest to this issue has suddenly emerged in the West and especially in Britain?...Uzbekistan...has an advanced legal system, in which the...protection of the labour rights of the under-age citizens, in particular, is proclaimed.

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