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Tuesday, October 04, 2005


EU imposes sanctions on Uzbekistan

From The International Herald Tribune:

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on Uzbekistan, seeking to punish the Central Asian nation for its refusal to allow an international investigation into the bloody crackdown on an uprising in May in the northeastern city of Andijon.

The sanctions impose an embargo on exports to Uzbekistan of arms and equipment that might be used for internal repression, and suspend meetings between the union and Uzbekistan designed to accelerate the former Soviet state's rapprochement with the West. They will also forbid the travel of Uzbek officials directly involved in the crackdown to the 25 European Union states.

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