U.S. Embassy Tashkent Statement on the Death of Andrey Kubatin

2 November 2020

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and students of recently released political prisoner and respected scholar Andrey Kubatin, who passed away on October 29 at age 36. ​We were privileged to know him and his family.

Before Andrey lost his struggle with COVID-19, he inspired many people by his steadfast commitment to democratic principles, and the personal courage he demonstrated in standing up for justice in the face of violations of his fundamental rights.  Those who knew him or became aware of his story were impressed by his determination to fight for these rights in a straightforward and effective way.  He was an example to all who seek freedom and justice.