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.
Gulnara Karimova, the Uzbek president’s elder daughter, who has been under house arrest in Tashkent for the past seven months, has retained a public relations agency based in London which is demanding justice on her behalf. (1)
On September 12, the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit concluded in the capital of Tajikistan. The member states adopted a resolution on new membership procedures, discussed current threats to security in the region, ways to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, and further economic cooperation.
Oleg Panfilov characterizes the position of the Uzbek president, as witnessed at last week’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), as “actively neutral”. Belkovsky suggests that people should not pay much attention to Karimov’s remark about “Russia’s long-standing interests” in the region.
Speaking today at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe, Karimov underscored the urgency of bilateral Russian-Ukrainian negotiations, which should take into account “Russia’s long-standing interests” in the region.
Recent changes in the administrative code relating to elections and referendums seems to be the first step at retaining Islam Karimov as president after the next election cycle, believes human-rights activist Abdullo Tojiboj-ugli.
While Uzbekistan is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of its independence, Moscow is waging war in Ukraine and is openly threatening Kazakhstan, letting everyone know that it has not let any of the former Soviet countries loose yet.
Twelve officials at the National Security Services (SNB), who worked under the Javdat Sharifhodjaev, younger brother of the SNB deputy chair Hajet Sharifhojaev, have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms, reports Ozodlik Radio. (1)
The online campaign “I am not afraid” (i.e., of Islam Karimov and his crony government) – or “Qorqmayman” in Uzbek – is gathering steam with more than five thousand Facebook friends, and has come to the attention of Uzbek authorities.