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Neil Foxlee wrote:Points taken, but A2W (according to Wikipedia), "Karimov became an official in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, becoming the party's First Secretary in Uzbekistan in 1989." Which makes two decades, at least.
Neil Foxlee wrote: But it seems trivial to quibble over minor details when there's a whole Wikipedia page on Human Rights in Uzbekistan (or rather the abuse thereof): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Uzbekistan .
Neil Foxlee wrote:By "minor detail", I was referring to Murray's use of "decades" rather than "for some 20 years".
Neil Foxlee wrote:Murray's concern (obsession?) is Uzbekistan's appalling human rights record, which I presume (?) you wouldn't dispute.
Neil Foxlee wrote:The Wikipedia article on the Aral Sea states: "Uzbekistan shows no interest in abandoning the Amu Darya river as an abundant source of cotton irrigation, and instead is moving toward oil exploration in the drying South Aral seabed."
Neil Foxlee wrote:If you feel so strongly about Murray's omissions/errors, Pirkko, why not email him at craigmurray AT mail DOT ru ?
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