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18 Killed In Protests In Autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic

July 05 2022


Uzbek authorities say 18 people died in protests last week in the northwestern Karakalpakstan republic, reports Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Demonstrations broke out in the regional capital, Nukus, and other cities after President Shavkat Mirziyoev proposed changes to the Uzbek constitution on June 27, including removing language that guarantees the right of Karakalpakstan to seek independence should its citizens choose so in a referendum.

On Monday, the office of the Uzbek...

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