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British journalist @joannalillis was detained while reporting on the protests in #Uzbekistan. She was also ordered to delete videos with witnesses, but police later apologised, let her go and returned her phone
#Karakalpakstan #Nukus
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Here's a long thread trying to determine whether the red on the streets of #Nukus in #Karakalpakstan was blood, or dye sprayed by water cannons.

In short they make no real conclusion, it may have been red dye.
I counter with it may have been blood.

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I'm not saying Brecht is wrong and there's some great analysis. But I find it strange there is not one single photo or frame of video which shows any vehicle spraying red dye during the violence in #Karakalpakstan

Two more points:
1) There's an injured person on the ground -
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250K views for a terrifying video from Nukus, #Karakalpakstan.

A street "covered in the blood of protesters" or "red paint"?

Investigation by @Lotte_Lambrecht and me. ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ‘‡1/...

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@Lotte_Lambrecht Some context first.

Karakalpakstan is a semi-autonomous region in Uzbekistan, Central Asia.

Authorities in Uzbekistan have said that 18 people were killed during last weekโ€™s unrest after plans to strip Karakalpakstan of its autonomy. 2/...โ€ฆ
@Lotte_Lambrecht Thousands took to the streets in the biggest protest in Uzbekistan in recent years. President Mirzijoev declared a state of emergency.

Blood was certainly shed in Karakalpakstans capital, Nukus.

Official figuers confirm, we've seen a lot of gruesome videos of victims. 3/... Image
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Another small thread on #Uzbekistan, which has disappeared from headlines around the world as quickly as it briefly appeared.

It would seem the Government's tactics are working in stifling opposition and the truth from getting out of #Karakalpakstan.

You will remember dozens reported dead when a peaceful protest in #Nukus, the capital of autonomous #Karakalpakstan was violently broken up by #Uzbekistan riot police. They claim people rioted, 15 was the official death toll but most opposition activists claim much higher

There's scepticism about a swift U-turn from #Uzbekistan's authoritarian President, scrapping plans to take away #Karakalpakstan's autonomy & hopes to become independent.

Internet access was cut; some new videos are just emerging. This from Saturday shows peaceful protesters
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Thread on #Uzbekistan
Very difficult to obtain information following the State of Emergency in #Karakalpakstan.

A reminder that the President has done a U-turn and won't now try to deprive the region of its autonomy.

Last night many died, over 1,000 injured
#Karakalpakstan capital #Nukus saw many deaths after riot police tried to break up a huge rally in the centre

In tactics identical to those seen in #Belarus + #Russia when confronted with domestic protests, armed police were this morning brutal arresting suspects
#Nukus appears to be calm this evening, at least I've not seen reports of gatherings, which would be illegal under the new emergency measures

However, the #Uzbekistan riot police snatch squads continued their terror tactics on the streets throughout the day (unverified video)
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