NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 14, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Preston Mendenhall) An uprising in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan after a government crackdown on radical Islamic groups featured; scenes shown of the rioting against the government of President Islam Karimov, who has jailed thousands for religious activities; details given about how eastern Uzbekistan is a hotbed of Islamic extremists with ties to Al Qaeda & the Taliban & of US aid to the Uzbek president. [Terrorism expert Martin McCAULEY- outlines the dangers for Karimov.] State Department warning about terrorists' targeting of US interests in the country noted.
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