Is it over?

by Nathan Hamm on 5/13/2005 · 5 comments

Two different news agencies are reporting that protesters have dispersed. Lyndon has the skinny.

He definitely deserves a medal for doing all this translation work.

If troops have dispersed the protest as it looks like they have (or are planning to do), I can’t help but be reminded of remarks made by Karimov to the effect of not taking no guff off of no protesters like Akayev did. I can’t find this in my archives, so maybe I’m remembering incorrectly.

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david_walther May 13, 2005 at 11:23 am

Could you guys in the States please monitor for us here in Uzbekistan? We are blocked out, or at least my internet service is.

Tim Russo May 13, 2005 at 11:46 am

nathan….once again, excellent work. i hereby make you an honorary Democracy Guy. Grassroots, baby.

Lyndon May 13, 2005 at 1:26 pm

Shucks, Nathan, it’s nothing, really, compared to the job that you do covering the region day in, day out. I just translated one of the more astounding reports off of here – (“Violent repression of the rebellion in Uzbekistan has led to hundreds of deaths”)

Not sure if the headline is sensationalism – the eyewitness actually said, “hundreds of wounded and killed,” but either way this is pretty serious.

Lyndon May 13, 2005 at 1:53 pm

David, for your benefit (and hopefully the benefit of others), I’ve translated another late-breaking (from less than an hour ago) report from Andijan off –

Hang in there, everyone.

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