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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:49 PM
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Uzbekistan May Crack Down on Aid Groups
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TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Uzbekistan's president threatened on Friday to crack down on Western aid groups whom he accuses of engaging in opposition-oriented political activities in the tightly controlled ex-Soviet country.

"Examination of some Western aid groups has shown that their activity goes far beyond declared programs and it aims at certain goals," President Islam Karimov said in a speech to the new parliament, which was elected last month in voting that international observers said fell significantly short of democratic standards.
The Central Asian nation is an important ally of the United States in the anti-terrorism coalition, allowing a U.S. airbase on its territory, though Washington has cut aid to the country to underlines complaints over lack of democratic reforms.

Uzbekistan has long drawn international criticism for the lack of democratic reforms and poor human rights record. No opposition parties are officially recognized.
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