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Uzbeks Say They're Forced To Build Showcase Villages


Uzbeks Say They're Forced To Build Showcase Villages
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Sources tell RFE/RL that thousands of Uzbeks are being forced to work for free as part of the president's "Prosperous Village" program. Local residents say they've been told their pensions and benefits will be cut if they don't do as they're told, but one local official denied that.

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