Bokhodir Choriyev requires justice and … supports Trump
The leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Movement “Birdamlik” ( “Solidarity”) Bokhodir Choriyev who dreams of becoming the president of Uzbekistan, supported the candidate of the Republican Party of the United States, Donald Trump, who is known for his antimigrant and racist statements.
At least, that his portraits of political refugee, a citizen of Uzbekistan Choriev intend to decorate their trucks during a protest in front of the US State Department, which had scheduled August 8, 2016. And on the site of its motion states that “Donald Trump – this is the future for opposition activities in Uzbekistan. Trump also said that Hillary Clinton is corrupted as the present government of America. ”
“Hillary Clinton presents itself as a very proper woman and wants to become president. But it is also corrupt, seeking benefits for yourself and is in collusion with authoritarian leaders of Central Asian countries – said Aug. 3 Bokhodir Choriyev. – It maintains close relations with the Uzbek leader Karimov. He helps her to fund charities and political campaigns. The very same Hillary blind eye to the violations of human rights and code of Uzbekistan. For these reasons, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is not appropriate. ”
President Hillary Clinton – the trouble for America, said Choriev. If she becomes president of the United States, “the Uzbek diaspora in the United States will not be able to live in peace. She did not give the Uzbek opposition normally go about their business. Moreover, taxes will rise, prices will rise, it will further cooperate with the Uzbek leader Karimov’s totalitarian.
This means that the opposition of Uzbekistan will not be able to live in peace in such conditions “, said the leader of” Birdamlik “. “The only way – is to vote for Donald Trump,” – concludes Choriev, without explaining what is waiting for Uzbek opposition from coming to power of the Republicans.
In an open letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry Choriev, he explained the reasons for his dissatisfaction with the United States government and asked to assist democratic activists of the Uzbek opposition, as well as living in Uzbekistan, independent journalists, and human rights defenders.
Here is the full text of the “Fergana” open letter to the leader of the movement “Birdamlik” led the US State Department.
“Dear Mr. John Kerry!
I Bokhodir Choriyev, leader of the People’s Democratic Movement “Birdamlik” I live in the United States with his family on 10 February 2005, when we were granted political asylum in the United States. After arriving in the US, I was trying to systematically continue and still continue their political activities.
At an early stage of his political activities, I was hoping to get some support and material assistance from the US government and to return home to Uzbekistan, to lead a peaceful and non-violent struggle against the regime of Islam Karimov, one of the most notorious dictators in the world. Unfortunately, my hopes were dashed. None of the organizations to which I addressed, has not responded to my requests. After that, I continued my political activities, relying on their own resources and at the expense of the family budget and a monthly salary.
I am in good faith and hope to support the candidacy of Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election.
After his election, Obama appointed Hillary Clinton to the post of Secretary of State. I am glad this event. I have several times in writing addressed to Hillary Clinton requesting a meeting to discuss the situation in Uzbekistan and to exchange views. But all my attempts were futile. We were greatly disappointed with her indifference to the activities of the Uzbek opposition and secret agreement with the dictator Islam Karimov.
Later, the post of Secretary of State was appointed by you, Mr. John Kerry. We are very delighted with this appointment. But this time, our joy was short-lived. Since you also chose the path of Hillary Clinton and tried not to support the Uzbek opposition. On the contrary, you are a blind eye observed the disappearance of Uzbek opposition and continued support of the Uzbek people the enemy, the dictator Islam Karimov. All my attempts to arrange a meeting with you failed.
I created April 10, 2004 People’s Democratic Movement “Birdamlik” continues to operate without a cent of assistance from grants or other funds from the US government and other governments and organizations. After we had unsuccessfully appealed to you for help, and as the number of members of NDM “Birdamlik”, and when the amount of funds allocated from my family’s budget was clearly inadequate for the conduct of activities of the Movement, in 2011, at my own initiative was founded “Kesh” Transport Company. The company developed rapidly. This grew and amount of assistance provided by the opposition activists, independent journalists and human rights defenders living in Uzbekistan.
In 2013, with the participation of trucks Transport Company “Kesh” we held a demonstration to protest the queue and resolve in front of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Washington in support of my father Hassan Choriev convicted on fabricated and slanderous accusations. During this demonstration, the police arrested me and another one of our activist, and my car was temporarily confiscated. After 1-2 months of US employees of traffic police (DOT) started to stop and check lorries to our Transport Company “Kesh” regardless of whether there are grounds for such stop and check. As a result of these checks has fallen dramatically rating of “Cash”, and it went bankrupt, and the Tax Committee of the United States (IRS) at me was wrongly levied duty at a rate of a little less than 800,000 US dollars. Although I have been proved groundless this debt by hiring an independent auditor for $ 2500, penalties have not yet been removed.
With «Happy Planet» to resume providing financial assistance to terminated as members of civil society in the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2014 I and my wife Feruza Hurramova Aliyeva founded the non-profit company. The main aim of this company is to provide financial assistance to the Uzbek opposition activists, independent journalists and human rights defenders who find themselves in a difficult situation in the Republic of Uzbekistan. To put the company «Happy Planet» to his feet, me and my wife Feruza Aliyeva took two years and required to spend more than US $ 90,000 from our family budget. By the spring of this year, our company, which collects clothes and shoes, received as a charity, managed to procure 40,000 pounds (20 tons) of clothing and shoes at their storehouses. And at this time of the fire safety service g.Foristell Missouri beginning unreasonable to require the installation inside the building, which we rented, additional fire fighting equipment and machinery, which in reality was not required. At their request, we had to bear the additional costs of at least 24,000 US dollars. We were not able to find such a sum. As a result, the city fire safety service Foristell imposed a ban on doing work in this building. We could not enter the building, which is rented. Our products are produced for sale, it was looted and sold by the owner of the building. Our attempts to find another building for rent for warehouses have failed. We were refused everywhere treated. Our second attempt to do business in the United States has failed here in this sad way. We went bankrupt for the second time.
To put the company «Happy Planet» to his feet, me and my wife Feruza Aliyeva took two years and required to spend more than US $ 90,000 from our family budget. By the spring of this year, our company, which collects clothes and shoes, received as a charity, managed to procure 40,000 pounds (20 tons) of clothing and shoes at their storehouses. And at this time of the fire safety service g.Foristell Missouri beginning unreasonable to require the installation inside the building, which we rented, additional fire fighting equipment and machinery, which in reality was not required.
At their request, we had to bear the additional costs of at least 24,000 US dollars. We were not able to find such a sum. As a result, the city fire safety service Foristell imposed a ban on doing work in this building. We could not enter the building, which is rented. Our products are produced for sale, it was looted and sold by the owner of the building. Our attempts to find another building for rent for warehouses have failed. We were refused everywhere treated. Our second attempt to do business in the United States has failed here in this sad way. We went bankrupt for the second time.
We believe that the staff of the US State Department is directly related to the ruin of the above two companies. The reason for this is the secret agreements of the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with official Tashkent and personally dictator Islam Karimov, which are contrary to the interests of the Uzbek people, democratic values, and we believe that the purpose of these arrangements was to destroy is in opposition to Karimov’s regime democratic movement inside and outside Uzbekistan.
At the moment we have no desire to conduct business in the United States. So as I’m afraid of your illegal activities!
I’m going to drive my truck to you part of the collected non-profit company «Happy Planet» for the last time, clothes, shoes, and boxes to collect clothing. And require you, bureaucrats, take a look at the goods and brought me to help me take him to the final destination – the landfill!
Require uniquely allocate funds to support “Kўmak Markazi” ( “assistance centers”), founded to provide all possible help to the democratic activists of the Uzbek opposition, independent journalists, and human rights activists, who are still in a difficult situation in Uzbekistan!
Sincerely, Bokhodir Choriyev, head of the People’s Democratic Movement “Birdamlik”.