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Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Uzbekistan shuts another NGO

From Reuters:

Uzbekistan, increasingly hostile toward foreign non-governmental organizations it accuses of fomenting revolution in the ex-Soviet state, has shut a second U.S. charity in four days, the charity said on Tuesday.

A worker for U.S.-based educational charity IREX, who did not want his name to be disclosed, told Reuters that Tashkent city court ordered the organization on Monday to suspend its activities for six months.

"The decision was motivated by IREX's refusal to provide information about Uzbek citizens who studied abroad, being supported by IREX," he said adding that other charges included the use of an unregistered logo.

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