Daily Archives: June 30, 2005


Uzbek killers taught “markmanship” by British army

The Guardian – UK trained Uzbek troops weeks before massacre: British military advisers trained Uzbek troops in “marksmanship” shortly before a massacre in which hundreds of people were killed.

The training was part of a larger programme funded by Britain despite concerns expressed by the Foreign Office at the time over the Uzbekistan government’s human rights record.

A group of Uzbek military cadets were given a “coaching course” in marksmanship by British soldiers in February and March this year.

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