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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

 

Uzbekistan: Protests at court verdicts

From BBC News:

An unprecedented demonstration has taken place in the central Asian nation of Uzbekistan.

At least 1,000 people gathered in the eastern town of Andizhan to demand justice for a group of 23 young men accused of being Islamic extremists.

Long lines of protestors stretched down the streets around the courthouse - women on one side, men on the other.

Tuesday's unprecedented call for justice was extremely well organised.

The protesters were dressed in their best clothes, and the scene was peaceful and good humoured.

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