· October, 2007

Stories about Uzbekistan from October, 2007

Uzbekistan: Requiem to Slain Journalist

  30 October 2007

Bboyd's post in memoriam to Alisher Saipov, an Uzbek journalist brutally murdered in Osh (Kyrgyzstan), says that Saipov was a strong critic of Uzbek regime and published an independent newspaper in the Uzbek language, which was printed in Kyrgyzstan and smuggled over the border.

Uzbekistan: Another Voice Silenced

  28 October 2007

Beaudi's Blog reflects on the brutal murder of the 26-year-old Uzbek journalist in the town of Osh in the neighboring Kyrgyzstan. He was remarkably well known and respected around Central Asia and openly questioned the policies and human rights violations of the Uzbek government.

Uzbekistan: Electoral Theater

25 October 2007

Bboyd opines on the pre-election environment in Uzbekistan, predicting the outcome of pre-orchestrated campaign: “the play will be a romance, with the incumbent and the state reunited for another decade”.

Uzbekistan: Journalist Killed

25 October 2007

Libertad reports on the murder of Uzbek journalist Alisher Saipov, who worked in the neighboring Kyrgyzstan and wrote abot Uzbek minority there.

Uzbekistan: Clearing border from mines

24 October 2007

Central Asian Borders reflects on the news or maybe a new rumour that Uzbekistan has begun to clear border areas (with Tajikistan) from mines. Uzbekistan mined its border with Tajikistan in the 90s.