Speaking out for human rights and democracy

Dissident Voice – Unrest in Central Asia: Freedom’s Shining Hour?: The human rights-/democracy-promotion politics in Central Asia reached its glorious apogee with the ambassadorship of Craig Murray in Uzbekistan. A young idealist, Murray caused a sensation with a scathing attack on Uzbekistan and its leader at the opening of America’s Freedom House two years ago, and was finally removed from his post after more than one scandal, the last one being his denunciation of the British Foreign Office’s use of information obtained under torture by Uzbek authorities.