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Andijan Revolt Defendants Testify in Court

Three defendants accused of launching a revolt to bring Islamic rule to Uzbekistan told a court Monday they trained at military camps in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, backing the government’s claim of a conspiracy that included foreign fighters and funding.Two other suspects blamed the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, alleging it was involved, although they gave no details and claimed no direct knowledge of the transaction. A U.S. Embassy official at the trial declined comment, but the U.S. State Department has denied claims by 15 alleged ringleaders of the Andijan violence, who told a court in Uzbekistan on Monday they had received financing from the U.S. embassy. Full Story

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