Families of Islamist militants named and shamed on Uzbek TV

In its eagerness to counteract Islamic extremism, Uzbekistan has embarked on a Cultural Revolution-style naming and shaming exercise.

Parents are being hauled before public meetings and being admonished for the sins of their militant sons and daughters in scenes reminiscent of the public castigations common in 1960s China.

“This sacred land, where model family relations are rooted, never forgives those who do not care about their children’s future,” state TV warned last week.