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Video of Uzbek Uprising Provides Complex View

The young man with an assault rifle, a convicted killer, stood beneath a statue in the central square of the Uzbek city of Andijon. He had been freed from prison in an armed raid the night before. It was May 13, 2005. The man, Daniyor Akbarov, addressed a growing crowd of unarmed civilians, telling them he was part of a group of 100 to 150 armed men that had already lost 20 or 30 members in a night of fighting. He said that they were trying to change Uzbekistan, one of the world’s most repressive nations. Full Story

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