In New York, the Congress of Democratic Uzbekistan, a group uniting Uzbek opposition members, protested outside UN headquarters.
Uzbek refugees and opposition members gathered outside their country's embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, while members of the Uzbek opposition party Erk (Freedom) organized a rally in Istanbul.
The Uzbek government blames Islamic militants for instigating the violence in Andijon. But human rights groups and witnesses say the crackdown was a massacre, with many unarmed civilians were among the dead.
Uzbek refugees in Kyrgyzstan on May 19, 2005 (epa)
NO PLACE TO GO: More than 400 Uzbeks who fled in panic in the hours and days after troops opened fire on demonstrators in Andijon one year ago have been granted political asylum outside Central Asia. In limbo for weeks in Kyrgyzstan as they and the world tried to come to grips with the bloody events of May 12 and 13, they feared for their lives and the lives of family members as the official crackdown continued.... (more)
For an annotated timeline of the Andijon events and their repercussions, click here.