Turkmen cotton harvest used forced labour in 2020

unnamed 1A new report has highlighted the systemic use of forced labour during the 2020 cotton harvest in Turkmenistan, including the implementation of unrealistic targets, a lack of transparency in reporting and corrupt behaviour by officials.

The joint report by Turkmen human rights groups turkmen.news and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights is based on evidence documented by trained monitors and local sources of information in four of the country’s regions: Ahal, Dashoguz, Lebap and Mary.

For the full story, see the May 2021 edition of Textiles Eastern Europe.