OSCE Issues Andijan Report

by Laurence on 6/21/2005

According to theOSCE Press release – OSCE Chairman repeats calls for an investigation into Andijan events following OSCE/ODIHR report:

The report concludes that the events of 13 May are to be seen in the context of the role of the authorities in maintaining public order. It warns that while states have legitimate security concerns in the current fight against terrorism, caution must be applied to avoid excessively broad and indiscriminate use of the terms “terrorism” and “extremism”. Otherwise this would present negative consequences for legitimate political opposition, ethnic and religious minorities, and the effective enjoyment of human rights such as freedom of expression and association.

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