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State of emergency in Karakalpakstan

2022-07-03T17:40:12.848Z

STORY - The province of Uzbekistan, fearing for its autonomy, was rocked by demonstrations this weekend.



In Tbilisi

If there is a sensitive subject in the former USSR, it is that of regional autonomy inherited from the Soviet era.

It was apparently the removal of the word '

sovereignty

' from Chapter XVII of the Constitution of Uzbekistan, relating to the 'Republic of Karakalpakstan', in the current bill to amend the Supreme Law, which brought a part of the two million inhabitants of this region in the north-west of the country, which represents 37% of the national territory.

At the end of last week, the emotion sparked massive rallies in Nukus, the Karakalpak capital, which were reportedly repressed quite brutally on July 1 and 2.

Unfortunately, there are casualties among civilians and law enforcement

said Chavkat Mirzioev, President of Uzbekistan.

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Source: lefigaro

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