Kyrgyzstan to Deport More Uzbeks

by Laurence on 6/23/2005

Journal of the Turkish Weekly reports: “Kyrgyzstan to Deport More Uzbeks.”

From the BBC:

Top prosecutor Azimbek Beknazarov said the refugees were criminals who broke out of jail ahead of a bloody crackdown in the Uzbek city of Andijan in May.

“They need to be punished, their place is in prison,” said Mr Beknazarov.

But the UN has warned Kyrgyzstan it could violate international conventions if it hands back refugees who fled the Uzbek violence.

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