The European Parliament adopted a resolution in Strasbourg on October 26 condemning the human rights situation in Uzbekistan but rejected a call for EU sanctions to be expanded to include authoritarian President Islam Karimovs and others. In an emotional debate, European parliamentarians said the EU needs to keep up the pressure on Uzbekistan but rejected a call to renew the existing sanctions policy for an additional 12 months and to expand it by including Karimov and others in the EU visa ban....

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now