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Uzbek campaigner against forced labour sent to psychiatric ward

Author: Scott Corben & Anna Pujol-Mazzini, Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Published on: 20 March 2017

A campaigner against forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton fields was arrested ahead of an international meeting where she was scheduled to give evidence on human rights violations, a human rights group said...In a video recording published online, the veteran activist Elena Urlaeva said she was arrested on Wednesday, beaten by police and taken to a psychiatric clinic in Tashkent...Urlaeva was due to attend a meeting on Thursday with the World Bank, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization of Trade Unions to discuss forced labour in the cotton industry.

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