U.S. Embassy Statement on Release Six Individuals

The United States congratulates the government of Uzbekistan for releasing half a dozen prisoners of significant concern including journalist Gayrat Mikhliboev and activists Yuldash Rasulov, Chuyan Mamatkulov, Kudrat Rasulov as well as sisters Mehrinisso and Zulhumor Hamdanova. The United States welcomes the government of Uzbekistan’s actions to address human rights and re-invigorate civil society with prisoner releases. We encourage further steps to foster collaboration between the government of Uzbekistan and civil society to promote the nation’s reform agenda and development goals.