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the European Union expresses concern in sentences Uzbek pravozashchitnitsam

the European union expresses serious concern in severe adjudications Uzbek pravozashchitnitsam to Gulbahor Turaevoj and Umide Nijazovoj.

" the European Union W the big trouble has learnt ABT severe judgements concerning Gulbahor Turaevoj and Umidy Nijazovoj who have been sentenced accordingly on April, 24th and on May, 1st, 2007 2 six and to seven years of imprisonment " - it is SPK in the official statement which has entered News of Germany presiding in EU.

" Both sentences are signals calling trouble from the Uzbek party on the threshold of the forthcoming decision of EU on prolongation accepted in 2005 in connection with the Andizhan tragedy of concrete sanctions, and also taking into account that fact that Uzbekistan declared readiness to enter W the European Union in dialogue under human rights " - it is underlined in the document.

EU 2 regrets that " despite beforehand directed requests it was not authorised to international observers to be present on process ".

" EU CFMs with the trouble concerning a situation W active workers of human rights organisations in Uzbekistan and insistently urges the Uzbek authorities to recheck immediately both cases, unconditionally adhering to principles of lawful and fair process in conformity W obligations which were taken up by Uzbekistan concerning observance of the international standards of human rights " - it is SPK in the European Union statement.

the European Union was converted 2 the Uzbek authorities W an appeal to provide an unimpeded access to both women of members of their families and lawyers.

As informed earlier western mass-media, 40 - summer Gulbahor Turaeva has been arrested in January at crossing uzbeksko - the Kirghiz border and accused of antigovernmental activity under four articles of the Criminal code of Uzbekistan, including in " an encroachment on the constitutional system " and also " manufacturing or distribution matelov, containing threat of public security and to a public order ". In its luggage, under the statement of the Uzbek authorities, customs officers have found out more than hundred booklets of opposition party " Erk ".

Another pravozashchitnitsa - 32 - summer Umida Niyazov - has been detained, according to the western mass-media, 2 in January of this year in kirgizkom the city of Osh and is transported to Andizhan (Uzbekistan), whence L8R has been forwarded to a pre-trial detention centre of Transport Office of Public Prosecutor of Tashkent. It is recognised by guilty in " illegal crossing of border of Republic Uzbekistan " and also in " To contraband of the literature and documents