· May, 2010

Stories about Uzbekistan from May, 2010

Uzbekistan: Andijan Massacre, 5 years after

  14 May 2010

Yesterday, May 13, marked five years since Uzbek security troops killed hundreds of anti-government protesters in the city of Andijan. People were protesting against harsh socio-economic environment and repressive politics in the region. The government decided to take strong measures at the very early stage of the protests. That day...

Uzbekistan: The Sting Saga

  8 May 2010

Sarah Kendzior writes about the recent scandal in press around Sting's concert in Tashkent in honor of Uzbek president's daughter – and about how this fact atracted a new wave of interest of the Western media to human rights record in Uzbekistan.