Uzbekistan’s Real Supporters

by Nathan Hamm on 6/15/2005 · 1 comment

Much is made of US support for the Uzbek government. That’s all well and good, but here are some countries that are giving pretty substantial diplomatic support by going along with the Uzbek government approved “independent” investigation on Andijon.

Second session of the working group of foreign diplomats to monitor investigation and measures of the government to stabilize the situation in Andijan and Andijan region was held at the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan on 15 May.

The group members considered measures implemented by the government of Uzbekistan to stabilize the situation and discussed the plan of action until the end of June.

They said monitoring the investigation by two independent groups – parliamentary and foreign diplomats groups – would allow to objectively evaluate Andijan events and give an extensive legal evaluation to the actions of the authorities and law-enforcement structures of the country.

Representatives of diplomatic missions of India, Iran, China, Pakistan, Russia and neighboring countries participate in the work of the group.

Not that I expect much better of any of these governments (well, I kind of expect better from India), but that’s what real bend over backwards, dollars before ideals support looks like.

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jonathan p June 16, 2005 at 2:26 pm

Here’s a bit more on that (or a related) meeting. This stry gives some details about the “preliminary” findings of the “investigation” so far:

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