Kadyrov also criticized foreign media and nongovernmental organizations. He said those groups were forewarned of the uprising by organizers and manipulated into ensuring negative coverage of the government's actions.
Kadyrov's remarks come as Uzbek prosecutors today meet with a diplomatic group to familiarize themselves with a government probe into the events. The group comprises representatives from China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and
other Central Asian states.
Western countries have refused to join the group, demanding instead an independent international inquiry into the
(ITAR-TASS, AFP, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service)
For more on the bloodshed in Andijon, see Unrest in Uzbekistan