U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States is closely following the trials that began today in Bukhara of 22 people accused of actions related to the tragic events in Karakalpakstan in July. We urge the government to fulfill its commitments to public transparency and to hold members of the security forces accountable if they violated Uzbekistani law. We further call on the Ombudsperson-led investigative commission to release its findings as soon as possible.