Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Archive for April 8th, 2010

Kyrgyz Opposition Nominated Premier

Posted by Info on 08/04/2010

Roza Otunbayeva was nominated the Kyrgyz premier by the opposition which has taken control over Kyrgyzstan seizing the key government buildings to oust Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

Otunbayeva dismissed parliament and took over from the president and the government. She said the provisional government will be effective for six months.

Otunbayeva was one of the key figures of the so-called tulip revolution in Kyrgyzstan in 2005, which led to the overthrow of then President Askar Akayev.

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UN Committee Publish Concluding Observations On Uzbekistan

Posted by Info on 08/04/2010

The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations publicized on March 25, 2010 its concluding observations relative to the third periodic report of Uzbekistan on the application of the International Covenant on civil and political rights.

Some of the main preoccupations of the committee are the issues of accountability and impunity, especially regarding the practice of torture. The question of the Andijan Massacres of 2005 was also addressed. The committee prompted the Uzbek authorities to conduct “an independent investigation” and ensure prosecution and punishment of those found guilty.
At the same time, the right to due process was widely emphasized.

document here

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