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- Islamism (Uzbekistan)
- By Asgeir Baldursson, 13 January 1995. History of the
Jadid movement in Uzbekistan and the Islamic revival. The
Islamic nationalism remained hidden until Glasnost, and then
surfaced. First concerned with education and social work, it
is becoming political and could become violent.
- Former Uzbek Vice President to Found New
- By Liz Fuller, OMRI, 20 January 1995. Brief news report
that because of electoral success of former communists,
Shukrulla Mirsaidov, who resigned as Vice President in 1992,
would form a Social Democrat Adolat (Justice) Party to
oppose President Islam Karimov's government.
- Uzbekistan—part 1: Equality under
- By Muhammed Saleh, Chairman of the ERK Democratic Party of
Uzbekistan, 25 January 1995. The Chairman the ERK party in
opposition to the government of President Karimov complains
that his party is being suppressed.
- Whither Uzbekistan?
- Dialog on CenAsia list, February 1995. Some contributions
to a general discussion of the key issues affecting
- ‘Foreign Affairs’ on
- By James Critchlow, 4 February 1996. Concerning an article
that urges that US become more involved in Uzbekistan
because it is potentially the focus of central of Central
- Islamic Intrigue: Exotic charms of a holy
city in an outpost on the old Silk Road
- By Christopher Kenneally, Los Angeles Times,
n.d., [9 November 1997]. A travelog by a tour writer on a
visit to Uzbekistan. Focus is on Bukhara.
- Uzbek Opposition leader forced to leave
- A dialog from the CenAsia list, November 1997. An
asssessment of Muhammad Salih, head of the Erk opposition
party. Hints that opposition groups may be linked to
U.S. subversion (perhaps similar to U.S. development of
Taliban in Afghanistan).
- Arrests reported following explosions in
- International Secretariat of Amnesty International, 19
February 1999. Amnesty International does not want the
Uzbek government to mistreat Islamic extreemists in reaction
to bombs set off on 16 February 1999. Karimov's tough
measures of 1 May 1998 against Wahabist terrorists in
Ferghana. AI tries to distance the Islamic opposition
- Bakhadir Ruzmetov: Death penalty/fear for
safety/unfair trial/forcible deportation
- Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 12 July
1999. Bakhadir Ruzmetov returned to Uzbekistan by Russia to
face a charges he was involved in explosions in Tashkent
in February 1999.
- More of the Same Isn't Stability, Critics
- By Sergei Blagov, IPS, 11 January 2000. A contrived
argument that because the opposition did not do well in the
presidental election, it was not real, and the government
discouraged any serious challenge through human rights
abuses. A negative assessment of President Karimov from a
European perspective. Uzbek fear of an Islamic revival.
- BBC Country Profile, 4 June 2001. A set of facts about
Uzbekistan, including a map.