U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of prominent human rights defender Surat Ikramov, who passed away on May 3 at age 77 after a prolonged illness. Ikramov was a tireless advocate for the inalienable rights of the citizens of Uzbekistan for more than 20 years.  He spoke truth to power – without compromise and without fear.  He will be remembered for his contributions to his fellow citizens.