So far, the news about the closure of Jaslyk is only a news that raises questions.
Will 3 August 2019 become the day of an important historical reference point in the development of human rights in Uzbekistan?
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, issued a decision to close the Jaslyk concentration camp (УЯ 64/71), a modern laboratory of brutal human experiments, that was created by dictator Islam Karimov. Jaslyk has long become a symbol of cruelty of the repressive Karimov regime. For 17 years, step by step, the international democratic community has been pushing Uzbekistan to comply with the request of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Theo van Boven, to close down Jaslyk.