Population decline is growing in the region

According to the data of Saratovstat, in total more than 66 thousand people immigrated to the Saratov region in 2017, more than 72 thousand emigrated from the region. The annual decrease amounted to more than 6 thousand people.

In 2013 and 2014, there was no population decline – an increase of about 500 and 3 thousand people. respectively. In 2016, for the first time in several years, the number of those who left exceeded the number of arrivals – by 564 people.

Last year, almost 34 thousand residents moved to the region, more than 31 thousand moved to other regions, and over 7 thousand moved abroad to the Russian Federation; came from other areas – almost 24 thousand, from abroad – almost 9 thousand

The largest number of immigrants are from Kazakhstan (almost 2 thousand), Ukraine (more than 1.7 thousand), Uzbekistan (1.6 thousand). In total, almost 8.5 thousand people came from the CIS countries, 6.8 thousand went there. 380 people arrived from other countries, 341 left.

Amnesty International delegation to visit Uzbekistan for the first time since 2004

Human rights activists intend to discuss issues related to human rights with the Uzbek authorities. AI experts have prepared a set of recommendations for the Uzbek authorities. The Amnesty International delegation intends to visit Uzbekistan and meet with a number of officials. This was announced on Monday, May 21, representatives of a human rights organization. The ministries of foreign affairs and justice of Uzbekistan on the eve of their readiness to accept the delegation, which will include the head of the regional office of AI for Europe and Central Asia Marie Strazers and her deputy Denis Krivosheev.

The organization welcomes “the willingness of the Uzbek authorities to dialogue with the international human rights community,” said Strazers. The head of the AI ​​regional office has expressed her willingness to discuss human rights issues that are of concern to AI experts.

Recommendations for the authorities of Uzbekistan

Human rights activists have prepared a list of recommendations for the Uzbek authorities, Sanders emphasized. According to her, these include the termination of criminal cases and the rehabilitation of politically motivated individuals, as well as an impartial investigation of previously committed crimes against human rights.

The Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov for the first time announced his readiness to accept foreign human rights organizations in July 2017. The visit, which will be held from May 22 to May 25, will be the first since 2004 visit to Uzbekistan for AI official representatives. In 2004, an international conference was held in Tashkent, organized by AI and the Uzbek human rights organization Mothers Against the Death Penalty and Torture.

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