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Uzbekistan stalls on demands for independent probe of crackdown

Uzbekistan stalled in response to demands for an international probe of a military crackdown feared to have left hundreds dead, as President Islam Karimov denied the issue came up in a telephone briefing on the violence he gave the UN secretary general. “During the discussions of President Islam Karimov and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan no proposal about carrying out an independent investigation into the recent events in Andijan was discussed,” Karimov’s office said in a statement.Full Story

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