Release of Samandar Kukanov

The United States welcomes the release of former member of parliament and businessman Samandar Kukanov after 24 years in prison.  We also welcome the October 2016 release of human rights activist and Ezgulik Human Rights Society Branch Head Bobomurod Razzokov.  We regard Mr. Kukanov and Mr. Razzokov’s releases as positive steps and encourage the Government of Uzbekistan to take advantage of the ongoing amnesty to authorize further releases of prisoners.