News Agency HARAKAT - 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...

28 May 2010
  • 08:43Uzbek democrats met OSCE delegation chairman in Swedish parliament

    Yesterday, Uzbekistan democratic opposition leaders’ delegation met with Swedish parliament delegation chairman in OSCE Mrs. Walburga Habsburg Douglas. Mrs. Douglas met highly respectful guests in the conference room of the Swedish parliament. Upon the discussion the sides exchanged their interested thoughts. Mrs. Douglas had an interest in freedom of speech, level of democratic abutment, trustworthiness of the democratic opposition parties in front of Uzbek people, and the relationship of th...

27 May 2010
  • 14:17Activists of Uzbek democratic opposition had a meeting in Swedish parliament

    As we informed earlier, the delegation of four Uzbek democratic opposition leaders who are leading activity inside of Uzbekistan arrived to Stockholm. They came with invitation from Central Asian Society, the office of which is located in Sweden. Yesterday the delegation activists - chairman of " Erk" democratic party Samad Murod, vice-chairmen of "Birlik" Party Daynov Tashanov and Hamdam Sulaymonov and chairman of Sirdarya regional organization of "Birlik" Party Isroil Rizaev together wit...

25 May 2010
  • 21:31Leaders of Uzbek democratic opposition arrived to Europe

    Today, the group consisted of leaders of "Birlik" and "Erk" Parties that arrived to the Swedish capital city Stockholm. The group was met by "Birlik" Party vice-chairman Pulat Akhun and party activist Anvar Karim. The group consists of the following activists: "Erk" Democratic Party chairman Samad Murodov, "Birlik" Party vice-chairmen Daynov Tashanov and Hamdam Sulaymonov, and chairman of Sirdarya regional organization of "Birlik" Party Isroil Rizaev. As we informed in our previous news, ...

20 May 2010
  • 14:22An exit-visa was denied for one of the leaders of "Birlik" Party Holiknazar Gani

    The Samarkand Regional Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan denied the Chairman of Samarkand regional organization of "Birlik" Party Holiknazar Gani's application to obtain travel visa. As known, Uzbekistan is one of the several countries of the world, which demands from its citizens to obtain an exit-visa in order to travel abroad. The reason of the denial of the application is, as stated in the official document, that Holiknazar Gani was hiding his previous conv...

17 May 2010
  • 16:21Kyrgyzstan events divide Uzbeks into two groups

    Our correspondents reported earlier that supporting the Provisional Government is not the right thing to do for the Uzbeks who live in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. Particularly, in the news posted on 14 April was stated the following: " It would be the best for Uzbeks like Kodirjon Botirov, who speak by the name of the Jalolobadian Uzbeks in favor of Provisional Government, to be more realistic". Now, as it became known, there is another group of Uzbeks who are on Bakiev's side. Nicknamed...

13 May 2010
  • 13:40Abdurahim Polat: Remembering the 5 years since bloody Andijan events, we are required to move forward

    5 years ago, Uzbekistan government shed hundreds of innocent people's blood in Andijan using own Security Services’ provocation made by the hands of so-called "Akromia" movement’s members. The traces of this event will remain forever in our nation's heart. The provokers and those who shed the blood will have to respond in front of the nation and history. Our mission is not mourning and shedding tears, but to take a lesson from past days, to make Uzbekistan the better place to live without t...

12 May 2010
  • 13:22The prosecutor demands for journalist Hayrulla Hamidov 7 years of imprisonment

    The court process against journalist Hayrulla Hamidov and his associates, who were detained on January 22 of this year, with charges of organizing religious radical group and putting the society into danger has started. Tashkent region prosecutor assistant demanded for the journalist Hayrulla Hamidov 7 years imprisonment in Yangiyol region criminal affairs court. The Human Rights activists group also informs that, 3 to 7 years of imprisonment was demanded for 19 other religious detainees, 6 yea...

11 May 2010
  • 23:48International exhibition “Oil and Gas Uzbekistan – OGU 2010” and opinion of "Harakat"

    Fourteenth international exhibition “Oil and Gas Uzbekistan – OGU 2010” has been launched today in Tashkent’s UzExpoCenter. The OGU is organized by the international exhibition company ITE Uzbekistan, member of UFI, and its partners I.T.E. Exhibitions & Conference Ltd. (UK), ITE Moscow, GIMA (Germany) and ITE China. At the beginning of the show, U.Nazarov, the "UzbekOilGas" chairman praised of the Islam Karim's patronage and great outcome after widely made reforms in developing the oil-gas...

06 May 2010
  • 22:38Kazakhstan plans to be a leader in the Turkish world

    Nursultan Nazarbay wants his country to become a bridge between Asia and Europe. He lives with ambitions of making Astana an Eurasian Center, while president of Uzbekistan is still under the emotions of recently passed meeting in Tashkent of the Asian Development Bank. As KazInform agency reported in the news, Nursultan Nazarbay will meet Turk president Abdullah Gul in Astana to open The Turk World Academy on 25 of May. “Archaeologists, ethnologists, Turk historians, literature scientists wi...

02 May 2010
  • 02:35Central Council’s Board of "Birlik" Party held meeting in Tashkent

    Today we informed already about the meeting of the regional chairmen's meeting of "Birlik" Party in Tashkent. Later, as it was found out, the status of this event was retrained as "Extended Meeting of Central Council’s Board (Presidium) of the Party ". This was the first official event of “Birlik” Party in recent years. All of the regions representatives were present except that of Andijon and Namangan regions. In particular, vice-chairmen Holiknazar Ganiev, Daynov Tashanov and Hamdam Sula...

30 April 2010
  • 13:29Tajik and Uzbek government officials could not negotiate

    The Tajik delegation under the leadership of vice-chairmen of government Murodali Alimardon conducted two days negotiations with Uzbek partners in Tashkent, but couldn’t reach almost any noticeable consents. The mood losing Tajik delegation gave just some comments to reporters and promised to organize a special press conference later in order to share their impressions about meeting in Tashkent. Tashkent intergovernmental meeting covered the themes of the railroad cars held in Uzbekistan, ...

25 April 2010
  • 04:30Uzbekistan provides humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan

    The government of Uzbekistan on the initiative of President Islam Karimov provided humanitarian aid to the Kyrgyz Republic. The aid to the neighboring country was sent on 24 April from the Savay railway station in Kurgantepa district of Andijan region. The humanitarian cargo includes 30 tons of flour, 200 tons of mineral fertilizers, 150 tons of cement, construction materials, clothes, medicaments and many other items. People of Uzbekistan supported provision of humanitarian aid to Kyrg...

24 April 2010
  • 01:20Dilmurod Sayyid, the journalist and activist of "Ezgulik", was moved back to the Navoiy prison

    The member of Human Rights Society "Ezgulik" Dilmurod Sayyid, who has tuberculosis, was brought back to 64/49 facility in Navoiy from the facility 64/18 in Tashkent belonging to the department of the execution of punishment of Ministry of Internal Affairs. He’s been having treatment in "Sungorod" since December 12 of the last year and the criminal matters of the High Court still haven’t examined his case. As his advocate, member of the Central Control of Uzbekista...

21 April 2010
  • 23:36Abdurahim Polat's predictions are proved one more to be the truth: Bakiev denied the resignation statement

    In one of the news dated 17 of April, we quoted words of the "Birlik" Party chairman Abdurahim Polat regarding Kyrgyzistan events: "So, the consideration of Kyrgyzstan’s events as the coup will be continued. Kurmanbek Bakiev will remain as a current lawful president. One should not forget that he has enough reason to deny the existing so-called statement." As 4 days passes, this predictions became true. Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reports that Kurmanbek Bakiev had a press conference ...

20 April 2010
  • 15:21Our neighbor wants to solve the problems with us through International Court

    Yesterday, Tajikistan Parliament’s chairman of International Affairs, Public Unions and Information Committee, Olimjon Salimzoda said to Fergana.ru agency that Tajiks see the only way of solving their issue with Uzbekistan, who is holding the railroad cars full of goods belonging to Tajikistan. This way is International Court. As Olimjon Salimzoda says, they did not do this earlier only because of the neighborhood aspects of this matter. Tajikistan railroad cars held in Uzbekistan consist no...

17 April 2010
  • 17:20Abdurahim Pulat: Resignation statement of Kurmanbek Bakiev has no lawful power

    Announced by Kirghiz and Kazakh official state news agencies, supposedly the original of the hand written in Russian language resignation statement by Kyrgyzistan President Kurmanbek Bakiev is not true. Maybe it is, but does it have any lawful power? No, of course. First of all, the state language of Kyrgyzstan is Kyrgyz language. Second of all, it does not match any modern state principals that the president of the country who was been elected by the nation is writing the resignation statem...

16 April 2010
  • 13:40"Birlik" activists in Swedish Parliament

    Yesterday, "Birlik" Party vice-chairman Pulat Ohun and the Party activist Anvar Karim had two important meetings at the Swedish Parliament - Rigstag. The first meeting was with the Swedish delegation's vice-chairman deputy in the European Organization for Security and Cooperation, Tone Tingsrad. The meeting's main subjects were the social-political situation in Uzbekistan, activities of "Birlik" party as the main oppositional organization under the pressure of dictatorship regime of presi...

  • 07:33The Road to Recovery in Kyrgyzstan - dialogue and compromises (Statement of the "Birlik" Party, Uzbekistan, April 15, 2010)

    What happened in Kyrgyzstan is a dangerous precedent and a threat to the development of democratic processes in all Central Asia. Similar events in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan in the early 90s of the last century, illegitimate coming to power of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan and the United Tajik Opposition in their countries, promote Azerbaijan and Tajikistan’s entering to long-term undemocratic regimes. Is it not a lesson for Kyrgyzstan? Moreover, the political situation in Kyrgyzstan after the...

10 April 2010
  • 21:34The Congress approved the Uzbek soldiers' training in the US. The democratic opposition must applaud it

    It is known from announced US Congress documents related with 2010 budget that US reestablished, after Andijan events, "International Military Study and Training" program for Uzbekistan in this year. These documents were signed by president Obama in December of 2009 and became a law. On the basis of the documentation, Congress does not make limitations on training Uzbek soldiers in US. Recently the Senate's subcommittee has approved the appropriate proposals. "Our relationship was limite...

06 April 2010
  • 22:47US Army General David Petraeus came to Tashkent and left

    As we informed yesterday, Commander of the U.S. Central Command David Petraeus, during his yesterday visit in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, said that he would visit Tashkent too. As it is known now, he arrived to Tashkent today, and left it the same day. This news was distributed by gazeta.uz website based on the information obtained from US embassy in Tashkent. David Peterius met with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karim and the meeting consisted of the discussions of interested questions fr...

  • 02:15United States' Army General will visit Tashkent

    Today, in Astana, Kazakistan, United States' Army General David Peterius attended official meetings and answered some questions where he mentioned the visit to Tashkent. Repeatedly stating his lack of desire for a military base in Uzbeksitan, US Army General said, “Because of the growing number of USA and NATO soldiers in Afganistan territory, we have to widen the transit routes and Uzbekistan plays the important role.”

05 April 2010
  • 22:50What is the reason of UN’s General Secretary visit to Tashkent?

    There is no official informational about this event. The state's official news agency UzA distributed some information about Paun Gi Mun's visit to Karakalpakstan and his plan to stop by at Tashkent. After this they forgot about the guest. Information Agency "Jahon" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs just informed the public of the welcome speech given early morning at 7:15 in the Russian language by Islam Karim to UN's General Secretary Paun Gi Mun. From this it is obvious they met a day ear...

31 March 2010
  • 19:56People from Surhandarya one more time blocked Tajik railroad car

    Surhandarians from Shurchi district went out for protest demonstration with assistance of Uzbekistan Ecologic Movement. The demonstrators blocked off "Dushanbe-Konibodom" railroad car's path and announced by loud speakers that because of the Tajik aluminum factory waste Surhandarians were under the ecological danger. Before the astonished passengers realized the situation the car was already moved forward, says one of the local observers. Yet one more meeting will take place on Saturday in D...

29 March 2010
  • 22:45Human Rights Watch (HRW) about the report of Uzbekistan's human rights situation and the pathetic actions of one of the Uzbek human rights activists

    Yesterday, well known Human Rights Watch organization distributed a special report evaluating Uzbekistan's report to the United Nation's Human Rights Committee. The name of the report says for itself- "The United Nation's body considers the situation in Uzbekistan as critical ". Based on this, HRW asks all cooperating countries and structures like European Union to make an affect to Uzbekistan government. HRW reminds about the facts, mentioned in the UN’s Committee, showing crucial situation...

  • 17:19Tajikistan does not count Uzbekistan's opinion in construction of Rogun HPS (Hydro Power Station), does Uzbekistan step back?

    The secretary of the Security Chamber of Tajikistan Amirkul Azimov recently carried out open conference named "Collective Security System in Central Asia: Goals till 2015" and talked about importance the constraction of the Rogun HPS for their country, that they have to finish the construction, and also mentioned that it would not bring harm to anyone. Uzbekistan's council in Tajikistan Shokosim Shoislamov who participated in conference said that Uzbekistan's position is not against the const...

  • 03:11One more show-picket or Street Dusting event in Termez city

    By the order of the government, the submissive students went out for the rally to demand a stop the activity at the Aluminum Factory in Tursunzoda city in Tajikistan on 25 of March as we informed earlier. The students must not be offended as we call them submissive. Because without the authorities’ order they wouldn’t do anything, even if the nation was in danger. By the order of the state they would even go against their own relatives. It is known, in 1989 when “Birlik” organized several mee...

  • 01:48Our fellow countryman, who was arrested in Russia, requested a help

    Dilfuza Normativa, resident of village Amirabad, Angara district of Ferghana Valley, addressed to Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan Ezgulik (Sincerety) with the statement regarding her husband`s detainment by Russian local law enforcement from the train while he was returning on March 4th this year. According to the Human Rights society Ezgulik, Abdudzhabbar Nurmatov, born in 1967, up to this day is in custody in one of the detention facility of the Orenburg city. The criminal proceedings ...

26 March 2010
  • 02:34The first rally in Uzbekistan within 20 years: demand is - to stop the activity of the Aluminum factory in Tajikistan.

    Today, 1200 people held a protest demonstration at the new building of the Termez state University. From the information distributed by the Information Service of Uzbekistan Ecologic Movement, the participants demanded a stop to the activity at the Tajik Aluminum Factory, located in Tursunzoda city. As participants declared, the environmental harm brought by the factory seriously affects the Uzbek people who are living close to the neighboring country. Popular Movement “Birlik” held its las...