March 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The UN Human Rights Committee has called on Uzbekistan to carry out an independent investigation into the May 2005 Andijan clashes between Uzbek protesters, soldiers and police that human rights groups claim killed up to 500 people. Uzbek officials have officially put the death toll at 173. The ...[read more]
October 27, 2009
by Sarah Paulsworth
The European Union (EU) announced Tuesday that it is lifting the final sanctions still in place against Uzbekistan in connection with the May 2005 clashes in Andijan. The decision was made in the face of resolute opposition due to Uzbekistan's poor human rights record. The EU statement says: ...[read more]
May 12, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
Persons suspected of involvement in the 2005 Andijan uprising that resulted in a massacre of unarmed civilians are still being mistreated according to a new Human Rights Watch report released Monday. Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been criticized for his treatment of anti-government elements ...[read more]
April 25, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia violated the civil rights of 13 men accused of terrorism in Uzbekistan by detaining them without trial for 20 months. In 2006, Russia agreed to extradite the 13 men to Uzbekistan to face charges connected with a 2005 uprising ...[read more]
November 21, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
A draft UN General Assembly resolution condemning human rights violations in Uzbekistan has been blocked in the General Assembly's Third Committee by a group of mainly developing nations that claim such resolutions are politically motivated. The resolution would have expressed grave conce... ...[read more]
October 4, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday criticized the decision of the UN Human Rights Council to close access to its examination of last year's uprising in Andijan that resulted in the massacre of unarmed Uzbek civilians. HRW released a briefing paper that discusses the failure of the Council to ...[read more]
August 16, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Russia has temporarily halted the extradition of 13 Uzbeks accused of terrorist acts in connection with last year's uprising in Andijan that resulted in the massacre of hundreds unarmed Uzbek civilians by Uzbek government troops, pending an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. The ...[read more]
August 4, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Russian prosecutors said Thursday that they had approved a request from Uzbekistan to extradite 13 people accused of terrorist acts in connection with last year's uprising in Andijan that resulted in the massacre of unarmed Uzbek civilians. Russian officials said that Uzbekistan suspects the ...[read more]
July 19, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Kyrgyz security forces have arrested six men who reportedly confessed to organizing last year's unrest in Uzbekistan that resulted in the massacre of unarmed Uzbek civilians by government troops in Andijan. Uzbek officials said the men confessed to Kyrgystan's SNB security service, and a ...[read more]
May 30, 2006
by Joe Shaulis
An appeals court in Uzbekistan on Tuesday upheld an eight-year prison term for human rights activist Mutabar Tojiboyeva, even though prosecutors had recommended a more lenient sentence. Tojiboyeva, a prominent critic of Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov and head of the group Ardent Hearts, was ...[read more]

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