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Jun 15, 2010 Evidence of Plans for Kyrgyz Violence

QUOTE: Violence ebbed on Tuesday and people began emerging from their barricaded homes in Kyrgyzstan’s ethnically torn south, as evidence mounted that days of brutal bloodletting had been deliberately organized to ignite long-running tensions between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks.

New York Times
Apr 08, 2008 Moscow Killings Blamed on Racism: Non-Slavs Targeted, Rights Groups Say

QUOTE: The killing of [a Moscow man], which remains under investigation, is part of a wave of racially motivated murders in Moscow that has put the city's migrant communities on edge, particularly people from Central Asia, according to human rights groups. Easily singled out because of their non-Slavic appearance, Central Asian workers have borne the brunt of the attacks by skinheads and neo-Nazis.

Washington Post
Mar 12, 2008 State Dept. Rights Report Calls Record of Sudan 'Horrific'

QUOTE: The State Department's annual survey of human rights practices around the world calls Sudan's record "horrific" and notes that countries where power is in the hands of unaccountable rulers are the most systematic violators of human rights standards.

Washington Post
Oct 27, 2006 Deportation Of Uzbek By Russia Is Criticized: European Court Had Ordered Stay

QUOTE: ussia has deported an Uzbek man to his home country despite a last-minute order by the European Court of Human Rights that the deportation be stayed pending a review...."Our greatest concern is for Muminov's protection from torture or other ill treatment,"...

Washington Post
Aug 10, 2006 Kyrgyz Deportations Draw U.N. Rebuke: Five Who Fled 2005 Uzbek Crackdown Could Face Abuse, Refugee Official Says

QUOTE: Five people who fled the Uzbek city of Andijan to neighboring Kyrgyzstan last year during a deadly government crackdown were turned over to Uzbekistan on Wednesday. The decision drew swift condemnation from the United Nations and human rights groups...their deportation violated international law.

Washington Post
Jan 25, 2006 The Realities of Exporting Democracy: A Year After Bush Recast Foreign Policy, Progress Remains Mixed

QUOTE: While the administration has enjoyed notable success in promoting liberty in some places, it has applied the speech's principles inconsistently in others ...Washington has stepped up pressure on repressive regimes in countries such as Belarus, Burma and Zimbabwe -- where the costs of a confrontation are minimal...

Washington Post
Nov 18, 2005 Revival of Cossacks Casts Muslim Group Out of Russia to U.S.

QUOTE: Thousands of Muslims from a small ethnic group known as the Meskhetian Turks are fleeing this Black Sea region for the United States. The exodus is caused by what human rights groups call a campaign of persecution sanctioned by local authorities and spearheaded by the Cossacks, a Russian militia that fought for the czars and is being revived.

Washington Post
Jun 08, 2005 Rights Group: Uzbek Crackdown Was a "Massacre"

QUOTE: Uzbek troops opened fire repeatedly...mowing down most of a crowd of 300 that was trying to break free from troop encirclement...

Washington Post
Aug 11, 2004 Report Faults U.N. Council on Rights Abuse

QUOTE: The U.N. Security Council may be "indirectly encouraging" human rights abuses around the world as part of its campaign to halt the spread of international terrorism, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

Washington Post
Oct 30, 2001 Alliance with U.S. Spotlights Uzbek Rights Abuses

QUOTE: But for all of its military utility, this developing relationship has raised questions among human rights advocates and members of Congress about whether the United States risks emboldening a totalitarian government [Uzbekistan's] that unabashedly persecutes its citizens.

New York Times
Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'


QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...

Washington Law & Politics