23 July 2011
17:00 - Fascism in Kirgizistan, but is the United States confused? (Statement of the Popular Movement "Birlik" Party of Uzbekistan, July 22, 2011)
Immediately after the coup in Kyrgyzstan last year, "Birlik" Party stated that this event will further strengthen anti-democratic trends in Central Asia. In fact it does. Fascism already dominates, even in Kyrgyzstan, especially in the South. The native Uzbeks of this region who were the victims of a bloody genocide in June 2010 by Kyrgyz fascists, figuratively speaking, are the victims of peaceful genocide by official Kyrgyz authorities now.

The "Birlik" Party in its Statement on May 7, 2011 called the Kyrgyz to come to their senses and stop the persecution of Uzbeks. But it seems that fascism has already conquered all power structures of this country, as seen in the following examples.

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan’s decision completely denied the conclusions of the Independent International Commission and unanimously declared the Chairman of the Commission as persona non grata in Kyrgyzstan.

In addition, the fact that among the Kyrgyz Parliament members no found at least one who said: "Gentlemen, let's be sober, it is a fact that 75% of those killed in southern Kyrgyzstan are ethnic Uzbeks, and the share of Uzbeks accused on the same events 80 % ".

Finally, the fact that the President Roza Otunbaeva and Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev did not condemn the decision of Parliament further demonstrates fascism in the government structure.

In short, the pursuit of Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan continues. The Kyrgyz are actually putting into practice the expatriation Uzbeks from the country. They are forgetting that there are 20 million Uzbeks living in neighboring Uzbekistan and they are not indifferent to the fate of Uzbeks in the neighboring countries. Yes, 20 million Uzbeks who have been turned into slaves of the current anti-Uzbek rulers of Uzbekistan can not do anything now. But when the time comes and these rulers of Uzbekistan are overthrown, then on the agenda will be not only the fate of southern Kyrgyzstan, which was once alienated from Uzbekistan by the decision of Joseph Stalin, but the issue of Kyrgyzstan’s existence in general.

The worst thing unfortunately is that Western countries and primarily the U.S. actually support the policy of the Uzbek genocide by Kyrgyz authorities. We understand that the main purpose of the United States at this stage is to prevent the rapprochement between Russia and Kyrgyzstan. But, is it possible to ignore the fact that such a "big game" will be played on the blood of the Uzbeks?

The next step in this game was made recently.

May 27 of this year, Vasila Inoyatova, Secretary of the "Birlik" Party who is also the Chairman of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan "Ezgulik", received an invitation to the Economic Symposium of Women of Central Asia and Afghanistan. The invitation, signed by the Special Representative of Secretary of State for Global Women Affairs Melanne Verveer and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake emphasized that the symposium to be held July 18-20 of this year in Bishkek, organized with financial support of the U.S. State Department and all questions associated with the trip to Bishkek, will be resolved at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent.

However, on the eve of the symposium Vasila Inoyatova was told in the U.S. Embassy of Tashkent that her visit to Bishkek deemed undesirable and her invitation revoked. Reasons for this decision was the fact that she was one of the organizers for a protest of activists of "Birlik" Party and "Ezgulik" Society on 10 June of this year in the front of the Kyrgyzstan embassy in Tashkent, demanding a stop to the persecution of ethnic Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan. During the demonstration, they handed statements to representatives of the Embassy by the "Birlik" Party and the "Ezgulik" Society with the same requirements.

Although the symposium in Bishkek was about economics, there were special seminars in the program for discussing political problems. In addition, one must understand that in these volatile regions of Central Asia and Afghanistan, it is impossible to speak only about the economy without discussing political issues as well.

Vasila Inoyatova was going to speak in Bishkek, not only about the persecution of Uzbek women in the south of Kyrgyzstan, but also about the political situation in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. The main thought of course was if the Kyrgyz authorities are unable or unwilling to stop Kyrgyz fascism, a great war in the Fergana Valley is inevitable.

Yes, without Vasila Inoyatova, the symposium was held in Bishkek smoothly, almost unnoticed by the public. That is, it was another characteristic of an undemocratic regime in this country.

But, was this what the United States wanted?

We would like to get answers to the mentioned questions not only from the new U.S. ambassador in Tashkent, but also from the U.S. Department of State.

* * *