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The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Missions in Uzbekistan
The EU Delegation to Uzbekistan and the Embassies of EU Members in Tashkent note recent prisoner releases, and hope that the implementation of the annual amnesty granted by the Senate of Uzbekistan in December 2014 will lead to the review and pardon of others currently in prison or under prosecution, particularly human rights defenders, journalists, and civil society and political activists.
The EU will continue to engage with the Government of Uzbekistan on strengthening the rule of law and the respect for civil and political rights in the country.