News Agency HARAKAT - 11 September 2010

  • 23:50Abdurahim Polat: The Koran is holy but its every copy made in different ways may not necessarily be considered as holy

    A certain silly Floridian pastor decided to burn the copy of the Koran. The Muslims, who tried to fight against his wish, look not better than he. I think it would help to remind to them the following. The Koran - is holy. But it was not received in a book shape. Later people copied Koran by handwriting and then using methods of polygraph printed the books. We must respect each copy of Koran book, but we cannot make every copy of it holy. We have to understand it. The true intention of ...

03 September 2010
  • 03:09Brother of the minister of internal affairs - district head of the internal affairs department was dismissed

    Head of the Tashkent city Yakkasaray district internal affairs department colonel Jamshid Matlubov was dismissed. This information was also confirmed by the Yakkasaray district Internal Affairs Department. There are several opinions about minister of internal affairs Bahodir Matlubov's brother being dismissed. The most common opinion is - death of the Honored artist of Uzbekistan Dilnura Kodirjonova, which was also written by the news agencies many times.

26 August 2010
  • 04:00Chevrolet Spark mini automobile presentation held in Tashkent

    As informed in the earlier Uzbek language news, the presentation of the Chevrolet Spark automobile, the product of the U.S.-Uzbekistan joint company “GM-Uzbekistan,” was supposed to take place in August 25. The information about the presentation, which was held today in the Tashkent "Uzexpocenter," was distributed not through official news agencies but by almost an unknown website, gazeta.uz. The site journalists wrote of this automobile as 5 door, but it can be seen in the picture that it h...

24 August 2010
  • 01:30Islam Karim’s conguratulation to Rosa Otunbaeva is the spit to the face of Uzbeks

    Today the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karim sent a telegram with congratulations to the head of the provisional government of Kyrgystan Rosa Otunbaeva. On the telegram were described warm wishes, and special spot of Rosa Otunbaeva in the Uzbek-Kyrgyz relationship. As it became known, Dmitriy Medvedev also sent a telegram with congratulations to a woman who ruled the massacre against Uzbeks in southern Kyrgystan. There is a difference between Dmitriy Medvedev's congratulations who sent a ...

20 August 2010
16 August 2010
  • 04:52"Birlik" Party’s leader talked by the phone with associates and discussed the future plans

    Yesterday and today, the "Birlik" Party chairman Abdurahim Polat talked through the telephone to the Party’s vice-chairmen Pulat Okhun, Hamdam Sulaymon and also Party General Secretary Mrs Vasila Inoyat, about realization of the accepted decrees on Central Council's Board expanded meeting held on May 1 in Tashkent and also about future plans. It is known, that the main subject of that meeting's Agenda was to accelerate the activities directed to get the official registration of " Birlik" Part...

12 August 2010
  • 03:48Tashkent province is alienated from citizens of the country

    After February 1999 terrorist attacks in Tashkent, President of Uzbekistan Islam Karim issued the special decree, which put under restraint obtaining the right (that is, registration) to live in Tashkent City. The only way to get registration in capital city was through the decision of specially organized commission. Special commission would not see everyone as worthy to live in the capital city. As a result, most of the employees registered in the Tashkent province but continued living in the ...

08 August 2010
  • 16:31Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Great Britain met with the "Birlik" Party's vice-chairman

    Representative on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan matters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Great Britain Mr. John Hetenstal and a head of the political matters department of the British Council in Uzbekistan Mr. Richard Pick visited the city of Kokand and met with a vice-chairman of the "Birlik" Party - Hamdam Sulaymon. The conversation touched government barriers in respect to democratic activities in Uzbekistan, violation of human rights, and situation with opposition, particularly, the si...

02 August 2010
  • 14:05One of the leaders of the "Birlik" Party Daynov Tashanov recovered after heart attack

    On July 11th of this year we informed about the "Birlik" Party vice-president Daynov Tashanov who got heart attack and was brought in to Kashkadarya regional Emergency Center. Daynov Tashanov, who twice came through myocardial heart attack later, was moved to Tashkent Republican Emergency center. With experienced surgeon's help he got installed conductors into his heart (steno). After the danger was over, "Birlik" activist Daynov Tashanov was discharged yesterday as he was feeling healthy. ...

31 July 2010
  • 13:47The sentence for the girl who saved her honor and imprisoned for 15 years remains unchanged

    In the July 13 and July 27 news, we informed the readers about Shohista Mahsumova who was forced to confess a murdering incident under fear of being raped by Kashkadarya region Internal Affairs Department’s investigator-officers was sentenced for 15 years imprisonment, and that the court hearing is in appeal process. Today the decision of Kashkadarya region Criminal Cases Appeal Court was announced to keep the sentence unchanged. The Appeal Court took on account the special investigation grou...

29 July 2010
  • 15:22The Religion Studies Department of Oriental University shut down

    The Religion Studies Department of Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies has been shut down. Applicants were not accepted this year to this Department and the decree of this Department to be shut down was released recently, confirmed one of the students of the department to our reporter. There is no doubt that shutting down the department is the derivative of the new state policy to limit religious freedom. Now, the religion studies specialists will come out of the Tashkent Islam Univ...

28 July 2010
  • 16:16Helsinki Commission held a hearing on Kyrgyzstan

    On July 27, 2010 the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) held a hearing - "Instability in Kyrgyzstan: the International Response" The following figures testified: The Honorable Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S., State Department Mr. Arslan Anarbaev, Charge d’affaires, Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic Dr. Martha Olcott, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Dr. Bakyt Beshimov, ...

  • 04:13The investigation against raper- officers have finished it as expected

    As we informed on our June 13th news, dwelling in Nishan district of Kashkadarya region, "Ezgulik" society activist, poet Azamat Mahsumov's daughter Shohista Mahsumova confessed herself guilty of murder after being frightened to be raped by the investigator officers. Her case is in appeal stage. And we also informed about investigation started against the raper-officers in face of the head of the criminal search department of the Department of Internal Affairs of Kashkadarya region Anvar Ziyodov...

25 July 2010
  • 22:48Uzbek doctors claim to have found cancer cure

    As yesterday's "Pravda Vostoka" edition informs, a cancer cure was invented by doctor-specialists of Republican Oncology Center of Uzbekistan, through synthesis of highly toxic colchicine. Article states of an unusual achievement against cancer in healthcare and claims more than 90% positive effect on patients with cancer diagnosis.

23 July 2010
  • 14:16European countries fighting against hijab in Parliament, Uzbekistan fighting against it on the streets

    Several European countries' parliaments, particularly, France, Belgium and Spain started battle against hijab on legal arena, while in Uzbekistan it is taking place on the streets, social places, enterprises and organizations and offices. Women wearing the tuckers, as well as people wearing other religious garments are being taken to militia departments. People who get caught after first warning pay a fine in amount of two minimum wages, which is approximately 76 000 sums (about $50). The fin...

22 July 2010
  • 14:12United States includes Uzbek cotton into the list of the products made through forced child labor

    According to BBC radio which did not mention any source, US Department of Labor updated its database of products made through forced minors' labor, and included Uzbek cotton into the list. The annual list contains 29 products from 29 countries over the world. Among them are carpets made in Nepal and Pakistan, electric devices and toys made in China and others. One of the reasons for Uzbekistan's cotton being on the list is the report of tens of nongovernmental and human rights organizations ...

21 July 2010
  • 03:51"Uzbekistan Airlines" is to buy ten A320 airbuses, the first one arrived to Tashkent

    A320 airbus landed to "Tashkent" International Airport from Hamburg. According to the contract between National air company "Uzbekistan Airways" and Airbus Industries, this is the first out of future ten airbuses to land, according to Uzbekistan National News Agency. It is 17 years now since "Uzbekistan Airways" and Airbus Industries cooperation. The very first long distance flight of airbus of this class A310 was brought into Tashkent in 1993. This was the beginning of the national program o...

14 July 2010
  • 14:46Clowning performance dedicated to Human Rights in Uzbekistan

    According to Uzbekistan National News Agency, a round-table talk was held in Tashkent the theme of which was "The Ombudsman collaboration with Court and Human Rights defense authorities and presentation of the "World Ombudsmen" compilation". In this event organized by Human Rights Representative (Ombudsman) of Oliy Majlis of Republic of Uzbekistan Sayora Rashidova, members of Senate of Oliy Majlis and Legislative chamber, human rights defense authorities, non-government organizations, member...

  • 04:25Investigation of the attempt of rape of the woman prisoner by the investigator-officers has started

    As we informed earlier, Shohista Mahsumova, who was charged with murder by the Kashkadarya region Criminal Matters Court for 15 years imprisonment, states that during the investigation she was tried to be raped by the Kashkadarya region Department of Internal Affairs investigator-officers. This was the reason for her accepting the murder charges. That is why her lawyers submitted appeal against the court decision. The Appeal court made a decision to officially investigate the investigator-of...

08 July 2010
  • 20:09Remarks at the American-Uzbek Business Forum

    Robert O. Blake, Jr. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Embassy of Uzbekistan Washington, DC July 7, 2010 Ambassador Nematov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment, and Trade Tulyaganov, Mr. Harry Eustace, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure for me to be here today to participate in today's American-Uzbek Business Forum. When I met with Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Norov last December for the inaugural session of the U.S.-Uzb...

  • 04:503 days of protest meetings in Surhandarya region against Aluminum factory, but no result

    According to the official local news agencies, for 3 consecutive days people went to protest meetings in the villages and regional centers of Uzbekistan’s Sariosiyo district of Surhandarya region against the nearby Aluminum Factory of Tajikistan. Their demand is to shut down the Aluminum Factory of Tajikistan because of its pollution to the air. The news emphasized that the Uzbek national security service officers were attracted to these events in order to control the situation. Tajikistan ...

06 July 2010
  • 15:14A minor was forced to leave the mosque in Friday prayer

    Department of Internal Affairs officers of Bektemir district of Tashkent region took a 14 year old boy out of the "Kuylik ota" mosque by pulling his hair on Friday prayer on June 2 of this year. Despite the worshippers' intervention, the boy couldn't get free and was forced out. The worshippers were dissatisfied, but nobody wanted conflict in such a critical situation. Keep in mind that Uzbek officers restricted minors' mosque visits and public prayers but due to the absence of a written...

04 July 2010
  • 21:40Tajikistan’s new type of pressure to Uzbekistan through Iran

    According to official news of Uzbekistan, Iran’s Roads and Transport minister Hamid Bekhboniy met with Uzbekistan’s vice-premier, Minister of Finance Rustam Azimov. Uzbekistan, taking into account that the larger part of its goods transported from the Persian Gulf go through Iran, asked Iran to lower the transport tariff rates. Tajikistan news agencies underlined the other side of the meeting. According to them, the objectives of the Iranian guest were -- to pressure Uzbekistan governmen...

03 July 2010
  • 16:45Gasoline prices went up, people concerned

    Since yesterday petrol prices went up to 15 % in the country. Due to the decision of Ministry of Republic of Uzbekistan, the lowest grade gasoline Au-80 - went up from 1065 to 1220 som per liter, Au-93 - 1350 som per liter. Because of the constant price raise, one may observe dissatisfaction among the people because Uzbekistan has independence in the petrol industry. Rising gasoline prices lead to other consequences like increase in net cost of goods and services. Note that: 1 gal = 3.7...

01 July 2010
  • 15:12Kazakhstan planning to produce 70 ton of gold in 2015, what about Uzbekistan?

    Yesterday, in 1st Kazakhstan Mineral Resources and Metallurgy International Congress, president of this country Nursultan Nazarbaev said that they plan to increase gold production an estimated 70 ton of gold per year in 2015. This way Kazakhstan will become one of the biggest producers of gold. At the end of the Soviet Union period Uzbekistan used to produce 100 ton of gold. Now days any information about this industry is kept in secret. In recent years, the price for gold doubled. Uzbeks ...

30 June 2010
  • 04:15American Diplomat disapproved sending back Uzbek refugees to Kyrgyzstan just like "Harakat" agency did earlier

    In today’s earlier news we evaluated sending Uzbek refugees back to Kyrgyzstan by Uzbekistan as a betrayal, and time will come for answers. Monolingual Russian gazeta.uz web site which is working under Uzbek government control, informs that Erik Schwartz, assistant of US State Secretary on Population, Refugees and Migrationmet with Uzbek officials to discuss situation with Uzbek refugees who fled from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan’s Fergana province. However, before the meeting, all refugees were ...

19 June 2010
  • 01:45U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in Andijan region

    Mr. Robert Blake arrived in Andijan region of Uzbekistan on Friday morning. During this trip, Blake intends to visit the camps of temporary accommodation of Uzbek refugees from Kyrgyzstan to get acquainted with the conditions created for them in Uzbekistan and to assess the humanitarian situation. The visit of U.S. State Department’s high level representative to Uzbekistan began yesterday. Before the visit of Andijan, Mr.Blake met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Vladimir N...

04 June 2010
  • 17:00Uzbek democrats met with European Commission officials

    As it was informed, the group of Uzbekistan democratic opposition leaders, who had several meetings in Sweden parliament and Ministry of foreign affairs of this country, are now holding meetings with European Union officials in Brussels. This group included following members: the chairman of "Erk" party Samad Murod, the vice-chairmen of "Birlik" Party Pulat Okhun, Daynov Tashanov, Hamdam Sulaymonov, the chairman of Syrdarya regional organization of "Birlik" Party Isroil Risaev, and human rights ...

02 June 2010
  • 20:00First meeting of Uzbek democrats in Brussels was in Euro Parliament

    Yesterday, Uzbek democratic opposition leaders - the chairman of "Erk" Party Samad Murod, the vice-chairmen of "Birlik" Party Pulat Okhun, Daynov Tashanov, Hamdam Sulaymonov, the chairman of Sirdarya regional organization of "Birlik" Party Isroil Rizaev and rights activist Anvar Karimov met with Pablo Bartolozzi and his advisors in Euro Parliament in Brussels. Pablo Bartolozzi is the chairman of Euro Parliament committee of the relationship with Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Tur...

31 May 2010
  • 14:46The meeting of Uzbek democrats in Sweden Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    As we informed earlier, the chairman of the "Erk" democratic party Samad Murodov, the vice-chairmen of "Birlik" Party Pulat Okhun, Daynov Tashanov and Hamdam Sulaymonov, the chairman of the party's Syrdarya regional organization Isroil Rizaev, and human rights and "Birlik" Party activist Anvar Karimov had a meeting in Swedish parliament. Then they visited the Sweden Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting took place as a round table conversation with the following Swedish participants: Sw...