Monthly Archives: December 2005

Uzbek Minister Accused Of Crimes Against Humanity

Survivors of torture and a government crackdown on an uprising in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon in May have filed a lawsuit against Uzbekistan’s Interior Minister Zokirjon Almatov. Zokirjon Almatov (file photo) (RFE/RL) The New York-based Human Rights Watch said today the suit was filed with German federal prosecutors on 12 December. It calls for the prosecution of Almatov for alleged torture and crimes against humanity. The rights group said German law allows prosecution of cases of torture and ... Read More »