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HRW: Uzbekistan Continues Andijon 'Persecution'


Andijon residents express their shock as they look at the bodies of victims from the May 2005 clashes.

Andijon residents express their shock as they look at the bodies of victims from the May 2005 clashes.

Human Rights Watch says the Uzbek government continues to "vigorously" persecute anyone it deems to have a connection to or information about the deadly crackdown against protesters in Andijon three years ago.

In a new report, the New York-based watchdog says the government's persecution continues to generate new refugees from Andijon.

The report contains the testimonies of 27 people who fled in 2007 and 2008.

HRW is urging the United States and the European Union to apply pressure to end the harassment.

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