Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Uzbek Prison Conditions Improving with Organized Crime's Help

In what I gather would qualify as prison reform, an Uzbek prison warden hiding in Kazakhastan has been murdered on orders of organized crime. The warden, Alihaydar Kulumbetov, according to UZNEWS was known for torture and abuse of prisoners.

"Credit for this goes to the criminal underworld and the international community," Surat Ikramov said. He added that this may sound absurd, but even the criminal underworld is outraged with the level of abuses in Uzbekistan, and those tortures and harassment, which officers of prisons and colonies subject their charges to."


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