Police Disperse Andijon Commemoration

by Nathan Hamm on 6/21/2005

From RFE/RL:

Some 15 rights activists laid flowers at a monument in Tashkent before police moved in and dispersed the gathering.

Today marks the end of the 40-day mourning period — a tradition in Muslim societies — following the 13 May violence in eastern Uzbekistan, in which an undetermined number of people were killed.

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