NGOs urge World Bank to suspend loans to Uzbek Govt. until it stops using forced labour in cotton fields
"Cut off $500 million loan tainted by Uzbek slavery", 5 October 2015
Drugged, beaten and detained by police – this was the fate of Elena Urlaeva when she dared to document state-sponsored slavery in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan...The World Bank is...funding projects totalling $500 million in Uzbekistan that are documented to be using forced labour...[T]he World Bank signed a contract agreeing to suspend loans if evidence of forced labour was uncovered. Now we need your help to hold them to this promise...Sign our petition now and help put an end to forced labour in Uzbekistan.