Uzbekistan

17 December 2015
Uzbekistan Musicians Face ‘Values’ Tests

Government calls for licensing authority to more closely scrutinize performers’ lyrics, embrace of Uzbek values.

 
16 December 2015
Sweden Jails Man for Attempt on Uzbek Imam’s Life

Uzbekistani national sentenced to 18 years in prison for attempted contract killing of conservative cleric émigré.

 
8 December 2015
Uzbek Female Mullahs Make Comeback
Uzbekistan is one of the few Muslim countries where female Islamic teachers, known as otins, play an important religious role.
By Shuhratjon Khurramov
 
24 November 2015
Uzbekistan ‘Gangster State,’ Swedish Prosecutor Says
Tashkent was behind the attempted murder of an Uzbek dissident cleric living in Sweden, a court hears.
 
13 November 2015
Uzbekistan Releases World’s ‘Longest-Serving’ Political Prisoner
Opposition politician, activist Murod Juraev was repeatedly tortured during his 21 years in prison.
 
6 November 2015
Norwegian Exec Detained in Uzbek Corruption Probe
More detail emerges on the enormous bribes Scandinavian telecoms allegedly paid for access to the country’s mobile phone market.
 
27 October 2015
U.S. Blocks Sale of South Korean Jets to Uzbekistan

Washington reportedly intervened because of the risk of technology leakage.

 
19 October 2015
CIS Leaders Agree to Extend Military Cooperation Premium

Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed 17 agreements on military cooperation.

 
16 October 2015
Germany to Close Uzbek Military Base Premium
Last Western base in post-Soviet Central Asia is to close by the end of 2015.
 
15 October 2015
Public Workers Newest Victims of Uzbekistan’s Cotton Coercion Premium
Human rights groups have long criticized the Uzbek government for forcing school teachers out of the classroom to pick cotton.
By Shukhratjon Khurramov
 

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