Azerbaijan against UN resolution condemning Uzbekistan

The UN General Assembly voiced its serious concerns over serious violation of human rights in Uzbekistan, Trend reports in reference to Marketing&Consulting magazine. The resolution was adopted with the majority of votes at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday at he initiative of the EU member-countries. 73 counties voted for while 38 countries, including Russia, Azerbaijan, Belorus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan; were against and 58 delegation abstained.

Citing the witnesses the document notes that governmental forces of Uzbekistan used extreme force to suppress demos in Andijan in May 2005, which in the end resulted in death
of numerous peaceable residents. The resolution also underlined the concerns on �arbitrary arrests’, �establishment of obstacles on the way of activities of independent media units and non-governmental organizations in Uzbekistan. The General Assembly persistently called on the government of Uzbekistan to properly and urgently follow the UN recommendations on the establishment of the international commission on investigation into the events in Andijan.

Alisher Vahidov, the permanent representative of Uzbekistan at UN, called on the resolution on the situation with human rights as politically motivated step by the EU, which has nothing to do with sincere care of democracy and human rights in the country. He voiced his regret in connection with the dual standards, selection and politics frequently prevails in the UN working mechanisms on human rights.

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