21 october 2019

Central Asia news: Ferghana Valley

Kyrgyzstan: Ensure Justice for Murdered Journalist

26.10.2007 00:37 msk Human Rights Uzbekistan

Alisher Saipov, an independent journalist whose reporting criticized human rights abuses in Kyrgyzstan and neighboring Uzbekistan, was shot to death on October 24 in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Human Rights Watch said today. The Kyrgyz government must ensure a thorough and impartial investigation into his murder and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Secret mission to remove highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel from Uzbekistan successfully completed

21.04.2006 10:58 msk

The United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced on April 20 that 63 kilograms (139 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in spent nuclear fuel were safely and securely returned to Russia from Uzbekistan. Jon R. Purnell, the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan, noted that “it was only with the cooperation of Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan and the IAEA that we were able to successfully complete this important international nonproliferation mission.”

The latest list of the persons subject to repressions in Uzbekistan in 2004-2005 published

10.04.2006 12:53 msk Human Rights

"List of the persons arrested and sentenced for political and religious motives in Uzbekistan (January 2004 to December 2005)", a book by Human Rights Center Memorial was presented at the Independent Press Center.

The Andijan Massacre One Year Later: Conference Held at Columbia University

13.03.2006 18:31 msk Politics

Over 100 academics, journalists, diplomats, activists and students gathered at Columbia University on March 6 for a conference on the Andjian massacre nearly a year after it took place. The conference, which featured talks by six experts on the events, was titled, “Uzbekistan and the Andijan Massacre One Year Later: The Politics of Tragedy.”

UNHCR concerned for four refugees in detention in Kyrgyzstan

12.01.2006 08:40 msk Human Rights

GENEVA – UNHCR is concerned about the fate of four Uzbek refugees who remain in detention in Kyrgyzstan months after they were arrested following an extradition request from the Uzbek government. The refugee agency is calling on the Kyrgyz government to refrain from any action aimed at forcibly returning these four refugees to Uzbekistan.

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned an assault on independent journalist Aleksey Volosevich

15.11.2005 23:18 msk

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemned an assault on independent journalist Aleksey Volosevich, which it said added to “an already shocking situation”. The journalist and correspondent for pro-opposition online news site Fergana.ru, was beaten, daubed with paint and insulted by a gang of five men on 9 November 2005.

Uzbekistan - Council adopts restrictive measures

15.11.2005 10:45 msk

The Council adopted today a common position and a regulation concerning restrictive measures against Uzbekistan following the events in May 2005 in Andijan (10910/05 and 13294/05).

BBC World Service suspends Tashkent office due to journalist safety concerns

27.10.2005 08:59 msk

BBC World Service’s office in Tashkent is being suspended and all local staff withdrawn with immediate effect, it was announced Wednesday 26th October. The office will remain closed for at least six months pending a decision on its long term future.

Global Uzbek Council launched as a non-profit organization

20.07.2005 08:28 msk

Washington DC, July 19, 2005 – The Global Uzbek Council (GUC) is an international network which has been formed to facilitate strong lifelong bonds among Uzbek professionals and foreign friends of Uzbekistan – both at home and abroad. It was officially launched as a non-profit organization on July 15th 2005.

Uzbekistan escalates pressures on US democracy organizations by filing criminal charges against Internews Network

05.07.2005 14:00 msk

On Monday the Uzbek government formally charged local Internews Network staff with conspiracy to engage in productions of videos and publications of informational materials without the necessary licenses. A former Internews director, and an Internews accountant, is charged with violating Article 190(2) b of the Uzbek criminal code - a crime punishable by up to six months in prison.

Uzbek massacre refugees secretly returned to face detention or death in Uzbekistan

10.06.2005 22:05 msk

MAY 13 CAMPAIGN: We are deeply concerned about the fate of almost five hundred Uzbek refugees in Kyrgyzstan, who fled from Uzbekistan following the the massacre in Andijan on 13th May 2005. There are reports that the refugees are being deported from Kyrgyzstan gradually and quietly.

An update on events in Andizhan on your cell phone screen

18.05.2005 17:18 msk

Project Cell Reporter is under way. The project was designed for proliferation of information in crises. In this particular case it aims to fill the informational vacuum and make the nation aware of what is happening in Andizhan. User needs a phone with WAP-service available. To get the latest news, he or she has to open URL http://winksite.com/amn/mr and choose "Andizhan". Access to the Internet-emulator of the website is also available at http://winksite.com/amn/mr.

Appeal of the Community of Uzbeks of Kyrgyzstan

17.05.2005 15:40 msk

We are deeply touched by the bloody events in Andijan and hereby express our deepest condolences to relatives and next of kin of those who have perished and suffered during these events in the Uzbek south.

Human rights Committee requests explanation from Uzbekistan on execution of an uzbek national

17.04.2005 08:05 msk Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has addressed a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan in which it expressed dismay and utmost concern about the execution of an Uzbek national in violation of the Committee's request for interim protection. The Committee requested a prompt explanation from the Government.

Statement by IMF Staff Mission to the Republic of Uzbekistan

16.03.2005 13:26 msk Business

The following statement was issued on March 12, 2005 in Tashkent, by a staff mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) jointly with the authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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