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EU Bans Arms Trade With Uzbekistan

The European Union has imposed an arms embargo on Uzbekistan for refusing to investigate a violent crackdown against an uprising in May.

EU foreign ministers also approved a travel ban on Uzbek officials involved in the violence, and suspended a cooperation agreement with Uzbekistan.

Monday's decision follows repeated calls from European and U.S. officials for an independent inquiry into the crackdown in Andijan.

Human rights groups say up to 750 people died when Uzbek security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters. Uzbek authorities say fewer than 200 people died in the crackdown, which they say was a key part of anti-terrorism efforts.

Some information for this report provided by AP