Burying the Truth; Uzbekistan Rewrites the Story of the Andijan Massacre

He started beating me and yelling, ‘You are lying! You are hiding the truth! We have information that you were on the square with an automatic gun. Confess!’ And [he] punched me in the chest. I was insisting I was innocent and never possessed arms… Then they brought me back to the room where others were sitting and some time later they told me and some others to get into their police car and escorted us to the GUVD [Andijan City Police Department].
A man detained for questioning in Andijan
Human Rights Watch interview, Andijan, July 15, 2005

It was a nightmare and I don’t want to go through it again. Please, do not contact me ever again with these questions.
A man detained for questioning in Andijan
Human Rights Watch interview, Andijan, July 15, 2005
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