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“Disaster” for Supporters of Ukraine Protests in Uzbekistan

Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 31 January 2014 @ 22:24 pm | 4 Comments

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Politics, Protest, Quick Reads, Uzbekistan

On January 29, police in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, detained [1] eight individuals for picketing the Ukrainian embassy in support of Euromaidan protesters [2]. Those arrested for holding an unsanctioned rally included a prominent photographer Umida Akhmedova [3], photojournalist Timur Karpov, and culture blogger Alex Ulko [4]. Following the activists’ arrest, blogging platform NewEurasia.net asserted [5]:

What happens when you mix Kiev politics with Tashkent security? Disaster.

Yesterday, a court in Tashkent sentenced [6] three of the detained activists to 15 days in jail. Another four activists were ordered to pay fines. An eighth activist is still awaiting trial. 


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URLs in this post:

[1] detained: http://www.eurasianet.org/node/67993

[2] Euromaidan protesters: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/31/photos-humans-of-ukraines-euromaidan-protests/

[3] Umida Akhmedova: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umida_Akhmedova

[4] Alex Ulko: http://www.neweurasia.net/author/alex-ulko/

[5] asserted: http://www.neweurasia.net/cross-regional-and-blogosphere/journalists-and-others-arrested-at-euromaidan-protest-in-tashkent/#more-26104

[6] sentenced: http://www.rferl.org/content/uzbekistan-photojournalist-son-missing/25247677.html

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