July 17, 2007 -- The Czech Republic has reportedly detained two Uzbek refugees for almost two weeks at Tashkent's request.
An independent Uzbek information website, uznews.net, says the two were detained while crossing the Czech-German border on July 3.
Berlin granted both men refugee status after the violence that broke out in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon in May 2005.
A German Foreign Ministry spokesman is quoted as saying the ministry has sent a request to the Czech government to release the detainees as soon as possible.
(Uznews.net, SNGnews.ru, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service)