Day: November 14, 2014

Uzbekistan students stage rare protest against forced labour in cotton fields

theguardian: by Joanna Lillis — Around a million Uzbeks are forced to help harvest the country’s ‘white gold’ every year. Now, students have tentatively begun to speak out against it.EurasiaNet.org reports Public servants are drafted in every year to help harvest the country’s crucial cotton crops. Uzbekistan’s practice of sending forced […]