Thursday, January 05, 2006

Craig Murray publishes documents despite FCO ban

This hasn't got much detailed mainstream media coverage but a lot of bloggers are covering it:

Craig Murray was "Britain's outspoken Ambassador to the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, and helped expose vicious human rights abuses by the
US-funded regime of Islam Karimov"

"The British Foreign Office is now seeking to block publication of Craig Murray's forthcoming book, which documents his time as Ambassador to Uzbekistan. The Foreign Office has demanded that Craig Murray remove all references to two especially damning British government documents, indicating that our government was knowingly receiving information extracted by the Uzbeks through torture, and return every copy that he has in his possession.

Craig Murray is refusing to do this. Instead, the documents are today being published simultaneously on blogs all around the world."

Read his blog posting containing the documents

The Guardian coverage

VNUnet coverage

Some interesting discussion at the Blairwatch website

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