I have lost count of the number of journalists who have asked me "Do you feel vindicated about what has been happening in Uzbekistan?" My replies to that one have been unprintable. How can you feel vindicated by several hundred dead people? Mostly I just feel miserable. I think we are in a real sense culpable. It is western support for Karimov that gives him such arrogant assurance in gunning down his opponents.
Craig Murray in the Financial Times, 28 May here.