This visit by Ms Aston, MUST be about nothing but human rights. There should be no business between the EU or other democratic governments, with any regime, or dictator, where the heart of their operation is the repression, and elimination of basic human rights.
The reality is, if we don't trade with them, then they are not made rich, if they have no wealth, then they have no power.
If the EU walks away with just 1 trade deal, then they will cement their reputation as "hypocrites". From my view point, this includes any deal by the USA, Britain, or NATO for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Any monies to paid to Uzbekistan for this purpose will only enrich Karimov Inc.