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Friday, August 12, 2005
  Uzbekistan army killed 4500 people on May 13.
Andijan: A Policeman’s Account - By Dilya Usmanova in Andijan (RCA No. 392, 01-Jul-05)

Senior officer says “thousands” killed and their bodies systematically concealed.
"A senior police officer in Andijan has given an account of the May 13 violence which ties in with eyewitness reports of massive, deliberate killings of civilians, rather than the government’s sanitised version.
The officer approached IWPR with his story, saying he and many of his fellow officers on the city force were shocked at the order to open fire on crowds of protestors, and were ashamed at the outcome.
But they do not dare voice their concerns in public.
The officer, who holds a high position on the Andijan force, has not been named or his post identified in this report as he fears he would suffer immediate reprisals.
“I’m taking a bigger risk than you,” the policeman told IWPR’s contributor as the interview got under way. “But I can’t remain silent.”
Claiming that 4,500 people may have died that day – a figure far higher than estimates by human rights activists which run into several hundred, let alone the government’s data which suggest about 170 dead – the policeman detailed how security forces carried out the assault. "



I ask to help to new government of Kyrgyzstan to save life of uzbek refugees and to protect them from pressure from Uzbekistan. And I ask to help UN to send refugees as soon as possible to third countries.
To make clear statement that Uzbek government should not prevent of work of local and international journalists in Uzbekistan. And to stop repressions and abusing local journalists in the Uzbek press.
I ask to help to release as soon as possible human rights defenders, who were arrested after Andijan massacre.
I ask for help and financial assistant for local human rights group and journalists, who still doing great job in Uzbekistan, besides all treats.
 
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