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Uzbekistan Seeks To Close Another U.S. Group


http://gdb.rferl.org/dc60c656-a7bf-4419-a30e-50d09c363f66_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/dc60c656-a7bf-4419-a30e-50d09c363f66_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) July 5, 2006 -- The Uzbek authorities are seeking the closure of a U.S.-based aid group, the Washington-based Urban Institute.


If it is closed down, it would be the latest in a series of foreign nongovernmental organizations and media forced out of Uzbekistan.


In a statement posted on the Internet, the Justice Ministry accused the Urban Institute of violating Uzbek legislation.


It is now up to a court in the capital, Tashkent, to decide whether the group should close its office in the country.


(AP)

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