Uzbekistan: No Former Soviet State a Safe Place for Uzbek Refugees

Almost eight years after the unrest in Andijan, Uzbekistan continues to actively pursue extradition requests for its citizens. (Photo: Eurasianet.)

Azamatjon Ermakov used to have a relatively peaceful life ferrying traders and their goods around on his donkey cart in a village in Uzbekistan’s Andijan province. He had embraced Islam in 1995 and became a regular at the local mosque.

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Murat Sadykov is the pseudonym for a journalist specializing in Central Asian affairs.

Uzbekistan: No Former Soviet State a Safe Place for Uzbek Refugees

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