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Uzbek President's Daughter Attacks Finance Minister Again

  • RFE/RL's Uzbek Service

Rustam Azimov

The eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov has attacked the country's deputy prime minister and finance minister on Twitter again.

Gulnara Karimova used her account on the social-media site to allege that Rustam Azimov is worth $4 billion, suggesting the money was not earned legally.

She also reposted statements by other Twitter's users saying that Azimov was "a crook," who created "clever schemes to embezzle money."

Last month she used Twitter to accuse Azimov of committing fraud in public tenders in Uzbekistan.

Azimov, 55, has been deputy prime minister since 2008.

Many believe that he is a contender to replace the 75-year-old president, who has been running Uzbekistan since 1990.

Karimova, a businesswoman and former diplomat, is also seen as a possible successor to her father.