Uzbekistan, borders Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. In May 2005, hundreds of largely peaceful protesters were killed by government forces in the town of Andijan in the very east of Uzbekistan. In the immediate aftermath of the violence as many as 3,000 people were reported missing. No one has been held accountable for the killings and a May 2013 Human Rights Watch report states that the Uzbek government has continued to pursue those suspected of having been involved in the protest, including the practice of holding exiles incommunicado on their return from neighboring countries.