Documentary on Andijan massacre and how peaceful demonstrations turned violent (video, Russian)

Documentary on Andijan massacre and how peaceful demonstrations turned violent (video, Russian)

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External Documentary
Publication Year
2005
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Russian (русский)

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This documentary describes the Andijan massacre, Andijan, Uzbekistan, May 2005.  In chronological order, it details what triggered the massacre and discusses the massacre aftermath. The catalyst was the arrest of 23 businessmen in the Andijan area by the government for presumed terrorist activity. Uzbek men are interviewed in the documentary; they claim that this was false, and that the government was retaliating for their development of the area and creation of jobs. Over 5,000 people were arrested and lost their jobs. Widespread protests ensued. What started out as a peaceful demonstration quickly escalated to violence;  the Uzbek government started attacking its own citizens, many of them children and women. Residents of Andijan fled to Kyrgyzstan for safety.

This video contains two segments -- a short documentary film and a short filmed interview. The interview segment is incomplete

[0:18:30] Start of interview

Translated title: People who were shot at