May 16, 2005: Headlines: COS - Kyrgyzstan: Blogs - Kyrgyzstan: Personal Web Site: PCV Larry Tweed in Kyrgyz Republic says: The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Kyrgyzstan: Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan : The Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan: May 16, 2005: Headlines: COS - Kyrgyzstan: Blogs - Kyrgyzstan: Personal Web Site: PCV Larry Tweed in Kyrgyz Republic says: The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

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PCV Larry Tweed in Kyrgyz Republic says: The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

 PCV Larry Tweed in Kyrgyz Republic says:  The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

PCV Larry Tweed in Kyrgyz Republic says: The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Andijon, Uzbekistan: You Probably Know More Than Me.

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News sources and people on the street are reporting that as many as 500 Uzbeks were killed in Andijon over the past two days. Andijon is located 45km (30 miles) from Osh.

The three Peace Corps Volunteers in Kara-Su have been evacuated due to the influx of refugees along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border. Though technically closed, military and police forces along both sides of the border have not been able to stop Uzbeks from crossing over (primarily, it is thought, to escape the violence). I have heard unconfirmed reports that men, women and children were gunned down by the troops that Karimov sent in. I canít help but recall what has now proved to be a somewhat portentous interview with Karimov. The interview took place during the March protests and Karimov was asked if he was worried about whether the same thing would happen in Uzbekistan. Karimov said he was not worried because he would have no problem using his mighty military to quash a demonstration. It seems he also had no problem gunning down women and children as they raised their hands in a posture of unarmed supplication. The current U.S. administration considers Uzbekistan a significant partner and ally in the war on terror.





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