Statement on the Death of Shukhrat Rustamov

02 September 2020

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of Tashkent-based human rights activist and legal counselor Shukhrat Rustamov who passed away on August 28 in a hospital in Yangiyul, Tashkent Region at the age of 67 after a month-long illness.

For over 25 years, Shukhrat Rustamov’s dedication helped the people of Uzbekistan fight injustice, human rights violations, and corruption. He was a courageous, selfless, and humble person who prioritized the protection of human rights for all, contributing to a brighter future for all the people of Uzbekistan.  His legacy will live amongst us all for many years to come.

Marhumni Xudo rahmat qilsin!