The unemployment rate in Uzbekistan, according to the Bureau of Statistics, is 5.2 percent or 691,400 people. If several million Uzbek migrants working abroad were added to the official calculation, the unemployment rate in the county would be closer to 26 percent.
Shukhrat Rustamov, deputy chair at the Human Rights Alliance of Uzbekistan, expected Prime Minister Mirzieev to take measures against the widespread inaction and indifference of Uzbek officials at all levels of government, who are failing to fulfill their direct professional responsibilities.
The current situation that the Uzbek president’s elder daughter, Gulnara Karimova, has found herself in is an indication that all speculations about the president’s successor should be called off, believes the Russian political scientist Alexey Malashenko.
If you want to know what Hell feels like, you should go to the basement of the Tashkent prison known as Tashtyurma and listen to the screams of people being tortured, says Kayum Ortikov, former guard at the British embassy in Uzbekistan and an ex-prisoner, in his interview to Uznews.net.
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)