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Children forced by authorities to work in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan pay the price with their lives

ahrca2012 cotton akhror site7 children were killed in the harvest campaigns between 2007-2012, 7 came under threat of death. Age of the children who suffered is between 8 to 18 years old.

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Statement from the Cotton Campaign on the Start of the Cotton Harvest in Uzbekistan

CottonCampaignCoalitionThe 2013 cotton harvest is underway in Uzbekistan. The Uzbek Cotton Industry Association “Uzkhlopkoprom” estimatesa total harvest of 3.35 million tons, making Uzbekistan the 6th largest cotton producer and 2nd largest cotton exporter in the world.

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Boycott Uzbek Textile and Companies Using It!

eu hkv.hrWe, the undersigned citizens of Uzbekistan, call for an international boycott of Uzbek textile and companies that use it. For the Uzbek textile is produced of cotton harvested using forced labour of children and adults.

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Letter regarding protections for Children in Bank Safeguard policies

WB 1Dr. Jim Yong Kim
The World Bank 

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Uzbekistan: Joint Letter regarding US Failure to Downgrade Uzbekistan's TIP Tier Status

hillari siteThe Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State

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