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Journalists and activists are released from prison under Shavkat Mirzyaev’s new version of tolerance
The US Embassy in Uzbekistan welcomes the release of journalists and human rights activists jailed for political reasons by the previous president. They include Jamshid Karimov, known for his investigative reporting on illegal activities by the authorities. He has always been very active against media censorship and all forms of authoritarianism.
20/01/2017 17:53:00 UZBEKISTAN
Shavkat Mirzyaev changes course, appoints new government officials
After the death of President Islam Karimov, the new leader picks his new team to build a strong cabinet, seemingly more moderate than previous ones.
03/09/2016 12:30:00 UZBEKISTAN
Uzbekistan mourns its leader: Karimov, 27 years at helm of the country, is dead
The authorities and the citizens prepare to bury President Islam Karimov, who died following a stroke at age 78. He had been hospitalized for six days amid rumors about his death. The funeral held in Samarkand, his hometown. Russian prime minister and other regional leaders in attendance
Uzbeks count their dead after clashes with police
Tashkent cracks down on business
Many of the country’s top business leaders have been arrested. Little is known of what is going on and why, but some speak of tax fraud and corruption. Some analysts believe that President Karimov might be trying to wipe the slate clean and carry out a generational change among Uzbek elites. Ordinary Uzbeks should not be affected by the changes at the top.
25/11/2016 16:01:00 UZBEKISTAN
Interim President Mirziyaev frees two major political opponents
Individuals were deemed “troublesome” by the previous government. After two months in office, interim President Shavkat Mirziyaev seems more "moderate" than his predecessor, Islam Karimov.
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