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Ethnic violence sees Uzbeks flee pogroms in Kyrgyzstan

Some 400,000 people have fled violent pogroms in southern Kyrgyzstan, according to the United Nations. Entire Uzbek neighbourhoods were reduced to ruins as almost half of the region’s roughly 800,000 ethnic Uzbeks tried to escape the violence.

The British Ambassador’s Belly Dancer

The British Ambassador’s Belly Dancer This play tells the true story of Nadira Alieva, who was a drug runner, teacher and lap dancer in Uzbekistan before she fell for Craig Murray, the British ambassador, and came to Britain with him when he was sacked for exposing government torture.

Craig Murray elected as rector of University of Dundee

Craig Murray elected as rector of University of Dundee Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and critic of the "war on terror", was elected last week as the rector of the University of Dundee.

Video of Craig Murray speech at Time to Go demonstration

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Craig Murray: legal threat to war documents

Having failed to stop the release of former ambassador Craig Murray’s book on the use of intelligence gained by torture, and on Western complicity with the Uzbek dictatorship, the government is now trying to take Murray to court over his publication of supporting documents.

Documents reveal New Labour’s torture shame

Documents reveal New Labour’s torture shame Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan turned campaigner against torture and human rights abuses, has defied a foreign office order to hand over documents that expose the British government’s complicity with torture.

US blocks probe into Uzbekistan

18 June 2005
US defence officials last week blocked calls for an investigation into the recent massacre of an estimated 500 protesters in Uzbekistan.

Killings in Uzbekistan reveal Bush's hypocrisy

21 May 2005
George Bush’s government smears its opponents as "supporters of tyranny". Yet recent events in the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan have exposed how the US government backs one of the world’s most repressive regimes.

Craig Murray, the doorstep diplomat

09 April 2005
Why did you leave your former job as British ambassador to Uzbekistan?

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