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BAT under pressure to quit 'dire' Uzbekistan

British American Tobacco is to face pressure to pull out of its investment in Uzbekistan, the former Soviet state strongly criticised for its human rights record...In Uzbekistan BAT has a joint venture with the regime of President Karimov, which has been strongly criticised by organisations including Amnesty International for its "dire" record on human rights and "systematic" use of torture. [refers also to Coca-Cola & Oxus Gold]