Andijan Refugees' Report Yields New Findings on 2005 Massacre by Government Forces
A report released this week, Andijan Refugees Speak Out, brings new information to light about the Uzbek government's massacre of unarmed demonstrators in 2005. On May 13-14, 2005, large numbers of citizens gathered on a public square in the provincial town of Andijan after a trial of businessmen, widely seen as unjust, led to a prison breakout in which several guards were killed and hostages taken. The 44-page report available in English and Russian, edited by Bakhtier Muhtarov of the refugee group Andijan Justice and Revival, validates the definitive 2006 report by Human Rights Watch. The refugees’ report also publicizes newly-available testimony and insights into the tragic events, and concludes with a claim that deliberate and deadly attacks were made by government troops on peaceful demonstrators.
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