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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The people of Andijan were kept blocks away from the delegation, leaving little chance for an objective assessment of last Friday's violence that reportedly killed at least 169 people by official counts, although a political party, the Free Peasants, and human rights advocate Saidjahon Zaynabitdinov put the figure much higher, at about 500 people.
Sporadic shooting was reported to be continuing in Andijan yesterday and the city remained tense following a night of gunfire.
The incident occurred on March 22, close to the Jahon Bozori market in the center of the city of Andijan.
Abdugapur Dadaboyev, a rights activist who visited Andijan on Saturday, said he saw the bodies of police and soldiers lying in the streets.
There are 58 universities in Uzbekistan, 28 in Tashkent, six in Samarkand, four in Andijan, three high universities in Bukhara, Namangan, two in Ferghana, Jizzakh, Nukus and Karshi and one in Termez, Urgench, Navoi, and Kokand.
A massacre of hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in the city of Andijan on May 13th brought demands by the United Nations, the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the U.
UZBEKISTAN'S top prosecutor said yesterday that 169 people had been killed in violence in the eastern town of Andijan, including more than 50 foreign fighters.
The violence that ripped through Andijan city in Uzbekistan is only the latest chapter in the troubled history of the former Soviet republic.
Sheikh Muhammad Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf was born in 1952 in Andijan.
9 billion, with a length of 129km should run through the Kamchik pass and link Fergana, Andijan, and Namangan with the remaining part of Uzbekistan.
Uzbek refugees who run away from Osh and Jalalabad are trying to stay live in the camps which set the neighboring Uzbek city of Andijan.
Numerous key Uzbek advocacy groups including, the Mulk (property), the Mazlum, the Ozod Ayol (Free Women), the Andijan, the Yosh Kuch (Youth's Power), the Organization to Defend the Rights and Freedom of Journalists of Uzbekistan, the Organization to Protect the Freedom of Speech in Uzbekistan, the Rights Advocacy Group to protect the rights of prisoners, the Advocacy group to defend the rights of Andijan refugees, the Advocacy group for Ecology Protection, are apart of this new Coalition.