posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 01:59 AM
Wow, suprised I haven't heard of this guy before, he's seriously bad news :/
Come to think of it, why have we not made a concerted effort to completely eliminate dictatorships? I can't think of a single country run by a
dictator that is actually a decent place to be?
"The international community[who?] has repeatedly criticized the Karimov administration's record on human rights and press freedom. In particular,
Craig Murray, the British Ambassador from 2002 to 2004, described widespread torture, kidnapping, murder, rape by the police, financial corruption,
religious persecution, censorship, and other human rights abuses. This included the case of Karimov's security forces executing prisoners Muzafar
Avazov and Khuzniddin Alimov by boiling them alive in 2002."
"According to refugee detailed accounts, some 400 of the 500 killed were said to be driven deliberately into a trap – authorities had blocked all
the exits from Bobur Square with Armoured personnel carriers, preventing people from dispersing home. Instead, they drove the crowd into a closed
street, Chulpon Avenue, where snipers and police shot to kill. It was these scenes of deliberate killings that prompted eyewitnesses to allege that
troops not only shot to disperse the demonstration, but to summarily execute anyone who took part in it."
oh...this is why he's still around
"Uzbekistan was used for extraordinary rendition and for the air base in Karshi-Khanabad. Murray wrote a memoir about his experiences; Murder in
Samarkand, retitled Dirty Diplomacy in the United States."