Uzbek Human Rights Activist Elena Urlaeva Reportedly Arrested and Abused
Tuesday, August 30, 2005 9:35 AM

The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) has issued an open letter on behalf of Elena Urlaeva, an Uzbek human rights activist who has been reportedly arrested and abused. Ms. Urlaeva was arrested in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 28 August 2005 and there are reports of her ill-treatment in detention, including deprivation of water, food and access to a lawyer.

For further information, please contact Aaron Rhodes, IHF Executive Director, +43-676-635 66 12.