Uzbek government resettles abroad refugees from Romania

Uzbek government resettles abroad refugees from Romania
Uzbek government resettles abroad refugees from Romania

Hundreds of Uzbeks fled to neighboring Kyrgyzstan after violence in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan in May 2005. They were airlifted to Romania by the U.N. refugee agency and then granted asylum in Western countries.

A total of 439 refugees arrived in the western Romanian city of Timisoara on July 29, 2005, and one child was born during the stay in Romania, the AP reports.

Gheorghe-Tranca said the last two remaining refugees, whose departure was delayed for health reasons, would leave this week.