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Uzbek defendants detail ‘torture’

Eight young men in Uzbekistan have given details in court of methods of torture they say investigators used to try to force them to confess. The accounts were unusually detailed, a representative of Human Rights Watch attending the trial in Tashkent, said. Human rights groups, including the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, have accused Uzbekistan repeatedly of the use of torture. The government has in the past denied using illegal methods of interrogation. Full Story

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