RESTRICTIVE MEASURES AGAINST UZBEKISTAN
Letter from the Chairman to Rt Hon Douglas
Alexander MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Thank you for the Explanatory Memorandum dated
20 October 2005 which Sub-Committee C considered at its meeting
on 27 October. The Sub-Committee cleared the document from scrutiny.
We note, however, the limited application of
the proposed restrictive measures and hope that further consideration
will be given to extending them to those politically responsible
for the events in Andizhan in May 2005.
10 November 2005
Letter from Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP
to the Chairman
Thank you for your letter of 10 November asking
for further consideration to be given to extending the list of
those subject to the EU travel ban in respect of Uzbekistan.
The conclusions of the 3 October General Affairs
and External Relations Council reflected the Council's view that
the EU should take firm action against those directly responsible
for the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force in Andizhan
on 12-13 May, while at the same time keeping the lines of communication
with the Uzbek authorities open. The Council has not ruled out
future extension of the list of those subject to restrictions
on admission. As indicated in the Council conclusions, this matter
will be kept under close review.
13 January 2006