Uzbek Human Rights Defender Released from Prison on Eve of Clinton's Visit
Human rights activists were wondering if any political prisoners would be released when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to Tashkent last week.
Clinton first travelled to the summit of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Astana to meet with regional leaders -- President Islam Karimov did not attend.
On December 1, the day before she was to travel to Tashkent to meet with President Karimov, Clinton held a town hall at the Eurasian University in Astana, where she called on Central Asian leaders to observe human rights.
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