Uzbekistan Cracks Down on Human Rights Activists President Stresses Need for State Control, but Critics See Arrests as Effort to Eliminate Opposition before Election
Wendy Sloane,, The Christian Science Monitor
THE Uzbek government's arrest of a political activist in neighboring Kazakhstan on the eve of a human rights conference in the Kazakh capital has raised concerns that Uzbek security forces may be stepping up activities outside their borders.
Vasiliya Inoyatova, who had previously been charged with writing poetry that insulted the dignity of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, was arrested 15 miles from the Uzbek border in southern Kazakhstan on May 12, says Zhemis Turmagambetova, deputy director of the Kazakhstan-American Human Rights Bureau. She is reportedly still in police custody.
The incident is the latest in a series of political arrests and detentions in …
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