Tag: political repression

Andijan Massacre a Decade Later – A Tragedy that Continues to Metastasize

May 13, 2015

Staunton, May 13 – Ten years ago today, the Uzbek security services opened fire with automatic weapons on a demonstration in Andijan (Andizhan), killing more than 500, arresting more than 200 and driving another 500 into emigration, first into Kyrgyzstan and then into Europe, Australia and the United States. Tashkent continues to insist, and some […]

Volga Tatar Activist’s Conviction Echoes in Russia and Ukraine

October 5, 2014

Staunton, October 3 – The conviction of Fauziya Bayramova, president of the Volga Tatar Milli Mejlis and a longtime activist for the Tatar nation, for her support of the Crimean Tatars as well as her suspended one-year sentence is attracting widespread attention in the Russian Federation and in Ukraine. Yesterday, a city court in Naberezhny […]