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'Several Arrested' Over Uzbek Teenager's Death

An Uzbek official says several people have been detained over the death of a teenager who was allegedly beaten by police officers last week.

An official in Uzbekistan's southern Shahrisabz district told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service on condition of anonymity on October 10 that a total of 24 people, including several police officers, have been questioned in connection to the case.

The official said some of them have been detained.

The official also said that authorities haven't yet received forensic examination results to establish the cause of the death of 18-year-old Navruz Muysinov, who reportedly died of his injuries in hospital on October 6.

Local residents say police officers beat Islomov after he decided to leave early from the field where he was picking cotton because he was feeling unwell.