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Ban says Uzbekistan must observe human rights

Ban says Uzbekistan must observe human rights

The United Nations secretary-general has urged Uzbekistan to fulfill its international human rights commitments and to take further steps toward improving the repressive country's political climate.
In a speech to students at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Ban Ki-moon did not cite specific complaints and stayed away from any mention of the 2005 brutal suppression of an uprising in the city of Andijan.
But his Monday speech in the Uzbek capital nonetheless sent a strong public statement.
Noting that Uzbekistan has signed international agreements on torture and on civil and political rights, Ban said "it is time to deliver, time to put them fully into practice."


Updated : 2021-06-16 09:20 GMT+08:00