EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, who is expected to arrive in Tashkent on 28 November, has been called on to voice her stand on attempts at the lives of Uzbek citizens in Europe.
Human Rights Watch (HRW), the prominent international human rights organization, has published a report on torture in Uzbekistan, and has called on the country to respect the commitments it has made under international treaties by ceasing its use of torture. (1)
Members of the European Parliament have dismissed an amendment to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between Uzbekistan and the EU, which would have made it easier for Uzbekistan to export its textile products to Europe.
Uznews.net - The Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan yesterday sent a letter to the speaker of the European Parliament to complain about an MEP who has come out in favour of the construction of the Rogun hydroelectric plant in Tajikistan.
Uznews.net – The representative offices of UNICEF and the EU in Uzbekistan have said they did not know that letters they wrote confirming that they work with the National Centre of the Social Adaptation of Children would be used by Lola Karimova, the Uzbek president’s youngest daughter, in her litigation against the French website Rue89.
Uznews.net – A group of members of the European parliament has urged the European Commission to conduct an investigation after Anti-Slavery International has alleged that the EU has offered special incentives to Uzbekistan to sell its cotton in Europe. (1)
Uznews.net – The European Commission (EC), which allocated €3.7m to a charity run by Uzbek president’s daughter Lola Karimova, says that this sum was not given as a grant but as payment for a project which was conducted as part of bilateral cooperation between the EU and Uzbekistan.