The Zarafshan river is dying and with it is the agricultural opportunities of Bukharskaya province. The high concentration of salt in the soil is making it very difficult to grow crops and people are starting to leave their ancestral homes.
Human rights activist Jahongir Shosalimov tried to convey the current problems of an average Tashkent resident is facing to the city administration only to receive some “advice” in response from the Uchtepinsky district khokimiat.
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.
Spring is the beginning of the tourist season in Uzbekistan. More and more single tourists are coming to enjoy the thrills of the dried-up Aral Sea, the local cuisine, and Uzbekistan's ancient architecture. The souvenir merchants, however, scare some of them off. (1)