|This is the prison that is world-renown for its cruel treatment of its prisoners and the use of torture. This is the prison in which a Muslim man was boiled alive in August 2001:|
According to Human Rights Watch the body of Muzaffar Avazov showed signs of burns on the legs, buttocks, lower back and arms. Sixty to seventy percent of the body was burnt. Doctors who saw the body reported that such burns could only have been caused by immersing Avazov in boiling water. Those who saw the body also reported that there was a large, bloody wound on the back of the head, heavy bruising on the forehead and side of the neck, and that his hands had no fingernails.
And now they are arresting the man's mother:
A prosecutor in Uzbekistan demanded a six-year prison sentence on Wednesday for the mother of a Muslim dissident killed in jail in a case her lawyer says is an attempt by the authorities to silence her protests.
Picture (note: very gruesome and not be be viewed by children):