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Uzbekistan

Uzbek President's Daughter's Apartment Searched, Associates Detained

Gulnara Karimova has been tied to ongoing money-laundering investigations in Sweden and Switzerland.
Gulnara Karimova has been tied to ongoing money-laundering investigations in Sweden and Switzerland.
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By RFE/RL
Close associates of President Islam Karimov's eldest daughter, Gulnara Karimova, have been detained after her apartment in Tashkent was searched.

Karimova's friend, Russian journalist Anton Korobkov, was quoted by Russia's RT on February 18 as saying that the developments took place on February 17.

Karimova's boyfriend, Rustam Madumarov, and two of her close associates, Gayane Avakian and Yekaterina Klyuyeva, who were in the apartment during the search, were detained.

The website of the Prosecutor-General's Office announced that the three "had been brought" to investigators in connection with a criminal case linked to tax evasion and illegal possession of hard currency.

Karimova has been tied to ongoing money-laundering investigations in Sweden and Switzerland.

In Uzbekistan, several of her media outlets have been taken off the air, her Terra Group media-holding company is being investigated for bribe-taking, and her former security officers have been arrested.

With reporting by RT.com

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