Even now, 90 percent of the region's water goes to cotton monoculture, according to a report published by the Uzbek authorities.
But just short of safety, she and several witnesses said, the Uzbek authorities fired on them anew.
All of these people said they now worry that the Uzbek authorities will round up their relatives for reprisals.
Local Uzbek authorities then ordered the farm collective to hand over the quarry land on a 50-year lease at no cost.
To stop him from changing money on the black market, Uzbek authorities limited bank withdrawals to little more than the amount needed for wages.
You should be particularly vigilant in public places, and pay attention to any security announcements by the Uzbek authorities.
These conclusions sent an urgent, clear and relevant message to the Uzbek authorities.
His mission had to be aborted because the Uzbek authorities refused to grant him a visa.
It is essential that the Uzbek authorities immediately allow a full independent international inquiry into the recent events.
We will keep up the pressure on the Uzbek authorities to institute necessary reforms and establish a democratic society.