Monday, October 22, 2012

Against their will

"Crossing Continents: Forced Sterilisation
in Uzbekistan", BBC
Usbekistan is a country in isolation. Here the meaning of life is having a big family, and the Uzbek population is growing fast. Allegations say that the government is sterilizing women, against their will and even often without their knowledge. An investigation. "Crossing Continents: Forced Sterilisation in Uzbekistan" (BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4) may not be radio art, not even a radio documentary. But it is a shocking report on despotic practices in a forgotten country.

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