Andijan


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Andijan

(ăndĭzhăn`, əndyējän`) or

Andizhan

(ăndĭzhăn`, əndyēzhän`), city (1991 pop. 298,000), capital of Andijan region, Uzbekistan, in the Fergana Valley, on the Andijan-Say River. It is an industrial center in an irrigated area that produces fruits, cotton, and silk. The city is traversed by numerous irrigation canals. It was a major stop on the caravan route between the Persian and Chinese empires. It was seized by Russia in 1876, and in 1898 was one of the cities attacked in the brief, mainly Kyrgyz Andijan Uprising. It was later incorporated into the USSR's Uzbek SSR. In 2005 the city was the scene of an uprising against the Uzbekistan government that was brutally suppressed.
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Then the guests met with Head of Andijan region Shukhrat Abdurakhmonov, mayor of the city of Andijan Dilmurod Rakhmatullayev, who congratulated the women among the Kyrgyz delegation on their International Women's Day.
23 ( ANI ): The Andijan Region of Uzbekistan and India have inked an agreement for cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry.
In connection with the tenth anniversary of the events that took place in Andijan on 13 May 2005, the United States expresses its deep condolences to the families of all people who had lost their lives or suffered as a result of those events, said the diplomatic mission.
Rosenberger's research was apparently profoundly affected by her being in-country during the Andijan uprising in 2005.
The humanitarian aid, sent by the Turkish Red Crescent Society, is part of a second dispatch of relief supply by Turkey for 77 thousand Uzbek refugees who took shelter in Andijan after escaping from ethnic violence that killed nearly 100 people in Kyrgyz cities of Jalalabad and Osh.
EU sanctions had been imposed in May 2005, following the repression of the Andijan uprising, in 2005, which had resulted in between 500 and 1,000 deaths, according to NGOs.
Residents of the nearby town of Andijan told Reuters news agency that armoured vehicles could be seen on the streets.
The Uzbek public learned a lesson when a minor uprising in the eastern city of Andijan led to a deadly crackdown in May 2005.
He has his first start since winning here in November when chasing home Andijan in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal this month and will have improved considerably.
In 2005, a scandal broke when the Uzbekistan military, which had recently received training in "marksmanship" from Britain, massacred hundreds of civilian demonstrators in Andijan.
Tras el incidente de Andijan en mayo de 2005, el ACNUR llevo a cabo una evacuacion humanitaria de 439 refugiados uzbekos hacia Rumania, quienes habian huido hacia el pais vecino de Kirguistan.
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