Uzbekistan

Deploring violence in Uzbekistan, Annan call on to all parties to show restraint

Deploring the violence that broke out in Uzbekistan’s eastern city of Andijan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all parties concerned to show restraint in the use of force and to cooperate with a UN emergency team deployed in the region to assist Uzbek refugees fleeing for safety in neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

UN rights committee voices ‘dismay and utmost concern’ over Uzbek execution

In its latest expression of “dismay and utmost concern” over executions in Uzbekistan, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has called on the Government to provide “a prompt explanation” of what it called another “grave breach” of a rights protocol.

Uzbekistan: Annan denounces series of bombings and other violent attacks

Saying crimes against civilians can never be justified, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed his dismay at the series of terrorist bombings and other violent attacks in Uzbekistan in the past two days.

Uzbek executions ‘grave breach’ of international obligations – UN rights chief

The Uzbek Government’s execution of six people whose cases were pending before a United Nations human rights panel was a “grave breach” of the country’s obligations under international agreements it has signed, the UN’s Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights said today.

UN human rights panel deplores executions in Uzbekistan

The United Nations Human Rights Committee today deplored the recent execution in Uzbekistan of six people whose cases were pending before the panel, calling it “a grave breach” of an optional rights protocol.

UN human rights official urges Uzbekistan not to execute detainees

The senior United Nations human rights official has called on the government of Uzbekistan not to execute detainees who have appealed their convictions to the UN Human Rights Committee.

Top UN official seeks to promote human rights in Central Asia

A senior United Nations human rights official, on a two-week visit to countries of Central Asia, has discussed efforts to improve respect for civil liberties with the governments of Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

In Uzbekistan, Annan discusses pressing international concerns with senior officials

Continuing his official visit throughout Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today arrived in Uzbekistan for talks with senior government officials and UN personnel.