UN rights commission renews calls for investigation into Uzbek killings

UN rights commission renews calls for investigation into Uzbek killings

[JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] Tuesday again called for an independent probe [press release] into the May killings of hundreds of protestors by government troops [JURIST report] in Uzbekistan. The Uzbek government has resisted previous calls [JURIST report] for an investigation, drawing accusations of a coverup [JURIST report]. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour called for an investigation [JURIST report] shortly after the killings amidst disputes about the number of people killed, and the circumstances of their deaths. The UN News Centre has more.