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Uzbekistan: ex-hokim of the Andijan region blamed for the events of May 13, 2005

10.10.2006 12:10 msk

Staff correspondent

Ferghana Valley Uzbekistan

Relatives of Kobiljon Obidov, former hokim (the head of administration) of the Andijan region, say that he is accused of organization of the events of May 13, 2005. Obidov is in a jail in Tashkent now.

Obidov was relieved of his duties long before the massacre in Andijan. In the middle of May, 2005, rumors spread that the idea to release prisoners of the Andijan jail had been first suggested by the former regional leader.

All information on Obidov and his son Ulugbek is classified. Official circles decline comments.