Monday, May 12, 2008

Remembering Andijon...

Some of you may remember back in 2005 when I was working with the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan, a terrible event took place. Maybe many of you never heard the story about WHY the Peace Corps (and all Western organizations) was sent packing. It was to cover up what happened in Andijon (a city in Uzbekistan) on May 13: a massacre where many were killed by the government during a peaceful protest (men, women, children alike). I was teaching about 250 miles away in Jizzax at the time.

Seeing as how tomorrow is the 3-year anniversary of this massacre I just wanted to remind everyone to take a moment to pray for the country, its administration (President Islam Karimov), and the salvation of its people.

Here's an article from the International Herald Tribune:

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