The group says Jizzakh rights activists obtained confirmation of Nazarov's arrest from local police. It also says a criminal case has been opened against Nazarov on fraud charges.
Ezgulik says the arrest is politically motivated. It also calls upon authorities to release Nazarov and allow him to hire a lawyer.
There were no immediate comments from Uzbek government representatives.
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)
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