‘Good People Don’t Walk At Night’: Uzbek Police Arrest 3,700 For ‘Aimless’ Strolls

Marim Matkarimov says he just wanted to take a stroll to lose some weight. Instead, he spent the night in a detention center in his hometown of Urgench, in western Uzbekistan.

He wasn’t alone.

Matkarimov was among 3,706 people detained by police overnight on August 26-27 for what provincial police initially described as “taking aimless strolls.”