Names of Andijon Victims

by Nathan Hamm on 6/8/2005

B. Hamroev, “Family Names of 316 Victims at Andijon have been listed.”
Translated by David Walther

In an interview with the Moscow newspaper, “Novie Izvestiya,” […] a member of ‘Birlik,’ Bakhrom Hamroev, announced his estimation of the number of Andijon victims.

“We are conducting—together with “Memorial” and other human rights organizations—an investigation of the events in Andijon,” said Hamroev.

“We have established a list of the names of 316 victims, of whom 76 are girls between 8 and 14 years of age. Among those who came under fire were many accidental passers-by who had the misfortune of being near the protesters. The names of 630 others, killed and subsequently removed from Andijon by airplane, remain unknown. There is a suggestion that the total number of victims could reach 1500 people.”

You can read the full text of the interview [in Russian] at the newspaper’s site,

[note that this little article still doesn’t indicate that a list has actually been released to the media, but also note it includes a charge that victims’ bodies were removed by air from the town, which might explain where some of the graves are, or rather, where they are not].

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