RealNews

Uzbeks Say Most Terror Suspects Detained

Uzbek police said Tuesday they had detained most of those suspected in last week’s terror attacks, including the alleged masterminds of the string of bombings and shootings that killed 47 people. But an Uzbek human rights groups accused the government of using the attacks as a pretext to step up its campaign against religious Muslims and said authorities were detaining innocent people. Surat Ikramov, head of the Independent Human Rights Initiatives Group, said relatives, even children, of devout Muslims arrested before the attacks were being detained by investigators. Thousands of religious Uzbek Muslims have reportedly been jailed in recent years for practicing Islam outside government-sanctioned institutions, according to Uzbek and international human rights groups. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.