Uzbekistan: Pressure on small business owners protesting unlawful actions by tax authorities

The Association for Human Rights in Central Asia (AHRCA), International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) are concerned about reports that small business owners in Uzbekistan have been subjected to pressure and intimidation when protesting against the arbitrary collection of additional, large-scale tax payments by tax services. The authorities have failed to take adequate action in response to complaints filed by business owners affected by the actions of the tax services, which have negatively affected their ability and that of their employees to work and gain a living.

Read the statement here