Bagila Kukharbayeva

‘As many as 50’ die in Uzbekistan protests

Soldiers opened fire on protesters in eastern Uzbekistan on Friday and killed at least three after demonstrators stormed a jail to free 23 men accused of Islamic extremism, witnesses said. Protest leader Kabuljon Parpiyev said as many as 50 people may have been killed over the course of the day.

Press Releases