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  Andijon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Andijon is a center for oil production and has a few oil refineries.
Andijon sits on an ancient riverbed (Say River) and is known to have existed since the 9th century on a trade route into western China.
Andijon was the 15th-century capital of the Fergana Valley, and in the 18th and 19th centuries a part of the Kokand khanate (state), centered in present-day Quqon.
www.stormloader.com /users/bella14/Andijon.html   (225 words)

 Uzbekistan: Unrest in Babur’s City Andijon
Andijon City is located in the eastern part of Uzbekistan and is part of the Ferghana Valley.
Andijon is next door to Kyrgyzstan’s Osh and Jalalabad provinces where the successful March 2005 demonstrations against the Kyrgyz president, Asker Akayev, culminated in his flight to Moscow.
Kyrgyzstan, interim President Kurmanbek Bakiev on 14 May agreed that Islamic militants are responsible for the unrest in Andijon.
www.icafindia.org /Andijon.htm   (1366 words)

The area around the graves was littered with soiled latex gloves; members of one family said they had dug up the decomposing remains of a relative from one of the holes.
One Andijon resident who visited the morgue to look for a missing relative, and pleaded with the photographer not to be identified, citing fears for his safety, said he had seen photographs of bodies beginning at numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and continuing, with gaps, into the 400's.
Andijon remained essentially a closed city and many residents were fearful.
www.muslimuzbekistan.com /eng/ennews/2005/05/ennews25052005a1.html   (817 words)

The international community is commenting variously on the tragic events that took place in Andijon overnight from 13 to 14 May. And often, the assessment of these events is formed on the basis of media reports.
Commentator: All these days the Andijon events were widely covered by the international press and it is now emerging, following the operational investigative measures, that the reports were greatly exaggerated, and yourself are a witness to this.
Andijon is one of many events and now it is in the past, they move forward as the caravan moves forward.
www.uzbekistan.de /en/2005/e_n0602.htm   (2981 words)

 USATODAY.com - Uzbek authorities tighten grip on rebels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ANDIJON, Uzbekistan —; Activists in Tashkent Monday mourned the deaths of hundreds of protesters killed in clashes.
That violence would have come in the wake of some 500 people reportedly were killed in Andijon — Uzbekistan's fourth-largest city — when government troops put down a prison uprising by alleged Islamic militants and citizens protesting dire economic conditions.
In Andijon, Gulboxior Turajewa, head of the local branch of an international nongovernmental organization, went to School No. 15 on Saturday, where she saw some 500 bodies laid out.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-16-uzbek-authorities-protestors_x.htm?csp=34   (727 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Death toll, blame disputed in Uzbekistan violence
The country's prosecutor general, Rashid Kadyrov, at a news conference in Tashkent, the capital, rebutted numerous accounts from Andijon that unarmed residents who had joined the protests were among the dead.
Human rights activists, however, continued to place the death toll in Andijon at 300 to 500, and some said there were many additional deaths elsewhere in the region during the weekend.
Friday's events in Andijon included a predawn assault on a prison by armed fighters who freed inmates, including 23 prominent local businessmen who were on trial for allegedly being Islamic extremists.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/05/18/death_toll_blame_disputed_in_uzbekistan_violence   (509 words)

 U.S. Decries Uzbek Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ANDIJON, Uzbekistan, May 16 -- The United States said on Monday it was "deeply disturbed" by reports that Uzbek authorities fired on protesters last week.
Andijon remained tense on Monday, with parts of the city center blocked by armored personnel carriers and soldiers who raised their Kalashnikov assault rifles and clicked off the safety catches when pedestrians approached.
The violence in Andijon followed protests in the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad in neighboring Kyrgyzstan that led to the overthrow of President Askar Akayev in March -- the third long-serving leader of a former Soviet republic to be toppled in 18 months.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/16/AR2005051601422.html   (364 words)

 ::: Uzbekistan: Andijon And The 'Information War' :::
Inside Uzbekistan, the struggle to define Andijon has been fierce, pitting Uzbek officialdom and the media and means at its disposal against a limited number of nongovernment media and a small community of activists who have no other access to the broader public.
As RSF noted in a 1 August report, Tulqin Qoraev, a freelance correspondent for the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), was forced to flee Uzbekistan in early July after a campaign of harassment that included arrest, detention, and house arrest.
The initial violence in Andijon on the night of 12 May is murky, but the Uzbek government's charges of an assault on government institutions are well-founded, and its claims of religious extremists run amok at least plausible, if unproven.
www.muslimuzbekistan.com /eng/ennews/2005/09/ennews07092005a2.html   (2424 words)

 War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
But the rebellion in Andijon was stained with blood from its opening moments — and it had taken on a president who has long shown ferocity to his political enemies.
The Andijon uprising was no Orange Revolution, the name given to last year's peaceful rebellion in Ukraine, which was led by a former prime minister who could claim to be the legitimate winner of a presidential election.
The Andijon revolt was a localized explosion of rage, led by little-known individuals with no nationwide support.
www.christusrex.org /www1/news/lat-6-2-05a.html   (1525 words)

 Tinchlik Korpusi: Peace Corps in Uzbekistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Andijon has more in common with an Uzbek village than a city, with its sprawling Uzbek neighborhoods (makhalla) and its population rooted in tradition.
The people of Andijon pride themselves in the purity of their dialect, which is close to literary Uzbek.
After three months in Andijon, I was reassigned to Samarkand, a city of 500,000, rich with history and dotted with spectacular monuments.
depts.washington.edu /reecas/newsletter/fall95/apcorp.htm   (784 words)

 Uzbek debate over Islam's role in sparking protests | csmonitor.com
Residents in Andijon and Korasuv cite economic and political frustration as their main sources of anger.
ANDIJON AND KORASUV, UZBEKISTAN; AND MOSCOW - Uzbek authorities have rejected appeals for an independent inquiry into what President Islam Karimov calls an uprising by radical Islamists that led to the deaths of up to 1,000 people in the troubled Fergana Valley region just over a week ago.
But regional experts and many residents of the violence-wracked towns of Andijon and Korasuv say in interviews that, while a few armed Islamists may have triggered events, most of those who took to the streets were motivated by political frustration, economic despair, and accumulated rage over Mr.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/0523/p07s01-wosc.htm   (749 words)

 Witnesses Describe Uzbek Bloodshed
ANDIJON, Uzbekistan, May 15 -- The families of hundreds of people killed when troops opened fire to quell protests in eastern Uzbekistan buried their dead Sunday, as witnesses described the bloody mayhem that erupted Friday.
In a single incident in Andijon on Friday, witnesses said, soldiers fired on a crowd that included women and children as police begged them not to shoot.
Nargiza Shakirova, the wife of a man killed by soldiers Friday in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon, holds her infant son during funeral services.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/15/AR2005051500325.html?nav=rss_world/asia   (615 words)

 Toe Tags Offer Clues to Uzbeks' Uprising
An independent visit to Andijon by a photographer working for The New York Times also found indications that the death toll was much larger than Mr.
Their trials, which started in the winter, were one source of Andijon's unrest; poverty, corruption and political repression were others.
Some survivors also said the 23 defendants in Andijon were punished because they did not pay all the requisite government bribes.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article8935.htm   (1646 words)

 Uzbek terror defendant: US behind unrest | World War 4 Report
A defendant in the ongoing trial of the alleged organizers of the May violence in Andijon, Uzbekistan, testified Sept. 26 that the US Embassy in Tashkent might have financed it, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Uzbek Service reported.
But as the fact of the trial's continuation indicates, and as its substance has made abundantly clear, it is not about guilt, innocence, or even the actions of 15 men.
That testimony has reiterated and reinforced a version of events in Andijon presented by the Prosecutor-General's Office to a parliamentary commission on 5-6 September and by First Deputy Prosecutor-General Anvar Nabiev at a briefing for journalists on 15 September.
www.ww4report.com /node/1132   (467 words)

 Jihad Watch: Details on the Uzbek Riots and Gov't Crackdown
As the trial approached its conclusion, a volatile mixture of political and religious repression, poverty and radical Islam exploded in violence and death on May 13, raising concerns about the political stability of a key U.S. ally in Central Asia.
Witness accounts from reporters for Western wire services, local human rights activists and others in Andijon have indicated there was brutality on both sides on that day of bloody clashes, which began when armed fighters staged a jailbreak, freeing the imprisoned businessmen.
According to a defense lawyer who offered the most detailed account yet of what happened, the freeing of prisoners and subsequent protest rally that ended in a fierce government crackdown was organized not by some shadowy terrorist group, but by the imprisoned businessmen's frustrated and angry relatives and friends.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/006300.php   (1057 words)

 MonsterJobs: May 2005
The violence in the eastern city of Andijon, sparked by charges of "religious extremism" against 23 businessmen, was the worst in a string of reprisals over the past year against those trying to air political and economic grievances.
The Andijon upheaval was triggered by the trial last week of the businessmen - the biggest employers in the impoverished city of 300,000.
The Monsterjobs military blockaded Andijon for much of the weekend and few journalists were able to reach the scene.
monsterjobs.blogspot.com /2005_05_01_monsterjobs_archive.html   (597 words)

 Uzbekistan: UN Urges International Probe Into What May Have Been 'Mass Killing' In Andijon
The Uzbek government says fewer than 200 were killed when authorities suppressed the Andijon uprising on 13 May. Authorities claim most of those killed were either armed terrorists or security troops fired upon by gunmen.
The UN report comes two days after a delegation of foreign diplomats was allowed to tour the main square in Andijon, where much of the violence occurred.
Sadriddin Ashurov, an RFE/RL correspondent who traveled to Andijon on 11 July with the foreign diplomats, said he was not allowed to interview anyone in the city except those who had been hand-picked by the authorities.
www.payvand.com /news/05/jul/1109.html   (967 words)

 Thinking-East Weblog (Beta): [Ben] UZ - Andijon crisis: Friend reports from Kyrgyzstan
Karimov is crushing the uprising in Brezhnev style and the entire Andijon province has been sealed off, both the Kyrgyz border and the borders with neighbouring Uzbek provinces such as Namangan and Fergana have been closed.
Some of the locals believe that all of the protestors in Andijon are 'wakhabbists', in my view they are just ordinary people who are fed up with Karimov's brutal rule.
Apparently the protests were sparked by the arrest of business leaders who also happened to be devout muslims, and when snipers reportedly shot some of the leaders of the protestors and some were jailed, things turned ugly and Karimov turned his army loose on his population, including APCs, snipers and helicopters.
www.paarmann.info /blog/archives/000167.html   (396 words)

 Sunshine Uzbekistan Coalition » RFE/RL - Uzbekistan: Authorities Prefer Their Challengers Behind Bars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When she was returned yet again in August, many saw the move as part of a campaign by authorities to crack down on the opposition.
Urlaeva was arrested in August for publishing a cartoon of the national emblem of Uzbekistan and for being in possession of material that criticized the regime of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
The Andijon events prompted the United States and the European Union to call for an independent international inquiry.
www.sunshineuzbekistan.org /wordpress/archives/148   (952 words)

 War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
MOSCOW — Uzbek troops opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters in the eastern city of Andijon during a day of clashes that began with armed fighters storming a prison to release inmates being held on charges of Islamic extremism.
Reports from Andijon indicated that at least several dozen people, and perhaps many more, were killed in the late-afternoon crackdown.
Shamsutdinov, head of the Andijon branch of the Independent Organization for Human Rights of Uzbekistan, said that at the peak of the protest, about 2,000 people broke off from the main rally and set off through the city.
www.christusrex.org /www1/news/lat-5-15-05a.html   (991 words)

 Uzbekistan: Authorities Intensify State Propaganda On Andijon Tragedy
It shows Yuldoshev asking forgiveness from the Uzbek people and admitting he was behind the Andijon bloodshed, which broke out between police forces and public demonstrators protesting the arrest and trial of 23 local businessmen accused of religious extremism.
Parpiev, who was in the Andijon regional administration building on 13 May and held negotiations with Uzbek Interior Minister Zakir Almatov, managed to escape the violence.
The state-sanctioned Andijon documentaries are seen as part of a government propaganda campaign aimed at convincing Uzbeks the official version of the events is true.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2005/08/mil-050811-rferl01.htm   (1053 words)

 Registan.net :: Central Asia News » Gunmen Storm Prison in Andijon
I am trying to get updates from people in the country and I should mention that Dee Warren lives in Andijon, though given the situation, she may be unlikely to post anything.
Though the protests in Andijon have been peaceful for the last few days and it is impossible to definitely say that a group of the protesters were involved in these attacks, it’s not unreasonable to think there might be a connection.
The prison in Andijon is located on a traffic circle in the center of the City and is the only one– so yes, all sorts of criminals would be there.
www.registan.net /?p=5297   (1598 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Uneasy calm in Uzbekistan after two days of violence
The violence has caused several thousand people to flee Andijon for a town on the Kyrgyz border, where some have sought to cross despite the closure of checkpoints.
As people in Andijon are reported to be burying their dead today, debate is raging in Uzbekistan over what motivated the protesters and how the government responded to the events.
"Their goal was to benefit from the situation in Andijon, and overthrow the constitutional order and establish one branch of some unfeasible [Islamic] state named 'Islamic caliphate' and thus establish their own rule, their own government," Karimov said.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6CF4Z7?OpenDocument   (685 words)

 deseretnews.com | Uzbek leader defends bloody crackdown
Uzbek police officers check the trunk of a car in a suburb of the Uzbek capital of Tashkent Saturday after hundreds were killed in protests blamed on Islamic extremists.
He said that 10 federal soldiers had died and that "many more rebels" had been killed on Friday in clashes in the city of Andijon, a regional capital in the country's east.
In Andijon, the protesters gathered again in the square where government soldiers had opened fire on Friday night, displaying the bodies of some of those killed, according to news reports.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600134038,00.html   (711 words)

An initial report that security guards used their weapons to disperse residents trying to force their way into the city’s morgue to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed in the violence that began 13 May could not be confirmed.
Hidoyatova said that her claims are based on research conducted by party members, who went house-to-house in Andijon and towns located near the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border, asking residents if anyone in their families had been killed during the violence.
Western media quote Uzbek refugees in neighboring Kyrgyzstan as saying the army shot and killed an uncertain number of civilians as they were crossing the border.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2005/05/mil-050517-rferl04.htm   (605 words)

 The Daily Star - Opinion Articles - Amid Western apathy, Uzbekistan can expect more violence
Now, Ikromov (not his real name), who was sprung from prison during the recent uprising in Andijon, shares this hastily built refugee camp with more than 500 of his fellow townspeople, all of whom fled the May 13 massacre, when security forces fired on unarmed demonstrators, killing hundreds, including women and children.
And again, though these trials were accompanied by huge, albeit peaceful, demonstrations of friends, colleagues and relatives of the accused, they seem to have garnered scant attention from the international community, until they turned violent.
Even after the bloody suppression of the Andijon uprising, the authorities seemed to realize that the danger for them had not passed, and that further attempts to stifle the cross-border trade could only lead to further trouble.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=16344   (1065 words)

 USATODAY.com - Tales of atrocity emerge after Uzbek clashes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
MOSCOW and ANDIJON, Uzbekistan —; As the turbulence in Uzbekistan quiets, two very different pictures are emerging.
While Andijon remains on lockdown, protesters say they have seized the border town of Korasuv, some 25 miles from Andijon, and reopened the long-closed frontier with neighboring Kyrgyzstan.
A group of foreign diplomats escorted by authorities to Andijon on Wednesday were not permitted to visit School No. 15, scene of much of Friday's violence and the place where bodies were later gathered.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-05-18-csm-uzbek_x.htm?csp=36   (812 words)

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