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2007 / May

May 15, 2007
With regard to adoption by the Council of the European Union the conclusion on Uzbekistan on May 14, 2007, the MFA of the Republic of Uzbekistan states the following.

May 13, 2007
Recently, some mass media and foreign nongovernmental organizations, in particular, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Reuters, Deutsche Welle, Uznews.net, Human Rights Watch, Institute for Peace and War Reporting, are disseminating false reports about alleged \"doubling the imprisonment term for Gulbahor Turaeva, Uzbek human rights activist\".

May 10, 2007
The 4th meeting of the Subcommittee ?Republic of Uzbekistan-European Union? on Justice, Internal Affairs, Human Rights and related issues was held in Tashkent on 8-9 May 2007. The Delegation of Uzbekistan was headed by the Minister of Justice Mr. F.Otakhanov. The EU Delegation consisted of the senior experts from the German EU Presidency, European Commission and the EU Council.

May 2, 2007
On May 1st, 2007 Sergeli District Criminal Court of Tashkent City finished the consideration of the criminal case with respect to Umida Niyazova who was found guilty in accordance with the following three articles of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan: -Article 223 ? Illegal border crossing; -Article 246 ? Smuggling; -Article 2441 ? Preparation or distribution of materials posing a threat to public security and order.

May 1, 2007
Having constitutionally proclaimed international law superiority, The Republic of Uzbekistan joined many international agreements directed to strengthening and protection of rights of different categories of citizens (women, children, handicapped persons) and took upon itself obligations on creation of required organizational-legal structures for promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms within its territory.



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