REPRESSION IN UZBEKISTAN

05/30/2001
BBG-IBB-VOA EDITORIAL NUMBER=0-09287

REPRESSION IN UZBEKISTAN

The authoritarian regime of Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov continues to persecute its opponents. The latest outrage is the arrest of Nodira [nah-der-RAH] and Mehriniso [meh-rin-neh-SAH] Murtazayeva [mort-tah-ZYE-yeh-vah]. Both women are sisters of Jahongir Muhammad Mamatov [jah-hawn-GEER moo-HAH-mahd mah-MAH-tov], former deputy of the Uzbekistan parliament, human rights activist, and journalist. Continue reading

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