U.S. Embassy Tashkent Statement on the Death of Haitboy Yakubov

August 31, 2021

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of Khorezm-based human rights activist Haitboy Yakubov, who passed away on August 28.

Haitboy Yakubov spent 29 years as a human rights defender and was a pioneer of human rights activism in Uzbekistan.  He made significant contributions to the establishment of Uzbekistani civil society and human rights standards.  We admired his tremendous commitment and readiness to support victims of all forms of the abuse of power and violations of fundamental rights, especially in northwest Uzbekistan.

Yakubov’s professionalism and personal courage to stand up for justice and equality will remain an inspiration for all of us, guiding civil society’s pursuit of human rights in Uzbekistan.