Jahangir Shosalimov has been recently visited by a delegation of the capital’s officials. Tashkent-based activist is pleased that the officials took the time to listen to him, but he is not losing hope that he will get an appointment with Prime Minister Shavkat Mirzieev.
Worn-down buses in the Uzbek capital city catch fire due to overheating and trams derail on poorly constructed tracks. The latest accident involving the Tashkent public transport fleet took place near Chor Su market on July 14. Yet another Mercedes-Benz bus caught fire due to an overheated engine. Luckily there were no casualties but most likely as a result the Tashgortransservice fleet will be downsized. (1)
72-year-old Khasan Choriev died on Friday, March 14, at his home in Shakhrisyabz. The father of Bakhodyr Choriev, the founder of the opposition movement Birdamlik, was a simple, kind, and cheerful man, who fell victim to the authorities’ revenge for his son’s political activities.
The country is on the brink of collapse – on the one hand there is a potential of a military coup organized by the country’s secret services fraction, on the other there is a “two-year” civil war instigated by political opposition, People’s Movement of Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov must talk to us in Prague. (1)