"My house and those of other human rights activists [in Uzbekistan] are cordoned off [by police officers]," Khamroev said. "We're all under house arrest. That's very interesting. The same thing happened when [Richard] Boucher, [the assistant U.S. secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs] visited Uzbekistan [on August 10] and when the new German ambassador [Matthias Meyer] arrived in the country [in September]. But I didn't expect to find myself under house arrest during Bakiev's visit. I didn't expect that Bakiev's visit would complicate the life of rights activists."
On September 25, a Jizzakh court sentenced Khamroev's son to three years in jail on hooliganism charges.
Human rights organizations have linked the sentencing of Ikhtiyor Khamroev to his father's work.
A month earlier, on August 18, Bakhtiyor Khamroev had been assaulted by a crowd of angry women in the presence of British diplomats.