Thursday, November 27, 2014


Latest Uzbekistan News

U.S. Senators In Uzbek Prisoner Plea

A group of U.S. Senators has urged Uzbek President Islam Karimov to release five prisoners whose detention "appears to be politically motivated." More

Russian Journalist Seeks U.S. Asylum

The editor-in-chief of an independent Russian news website says he will seek political asylum in the United States. More

Uzbek, Kazakh Leaders Stress Closer Ties

Uzbek President Islam Karimov and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, stressed the importance of bilateral relations for regional security during a meeting in Astana on November 25. More

Czech President Zeman, Karimov Expected In Astana Next Week

Czech President Milos Zeman and Uzbek President Islam Karimov are both expected to visit Kazakhstan next week. More

Western Firms Help C. Asia States Spy

A report by a privacy watchdog group says U.S. and Israeli companies have supplied Central Asian states with sophisticated surveillance technology that gives them extensive power to monitor the communications of government opponents and other citizens. More

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Latest Blog Posts

State, Religion, And Radicalism In Central Asia

RFE/RL's Turkmen Service hosted a roundtable to discuss the credibility of an Islamic threat in Central Asia, the chances of the region moving from secular governments to Islamic governments or the possible relationships between secular governments and the region's traditional religion, and the extent to which it is possible to foster radical religious sentiment in a region still reacquainting itself with Islam after decades of separation. More

Video Pink Floyd And The Aral Sea

Pink Floyd creative director Aubrey Powell talked to RFE/RL's Uzbek Service about the choice of Kazakhstan and the Aral Sea for the "Louder Than Words" music video, the difficulties in obtaining permission to film there, and the message behind the legendary English rockers' video. More
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Features & Commentary

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.
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Video Comedy Troupe Too Risque For Uzbek Stage

Million is one of the top comedy acts in Uzbekistan, with sold-out performances and thousands of adoring fans. But the authorities have banned the troupe after it failed to clean up its act.
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Photogallery Interview: Karimova House-Arrest Pics Show 'What Happens Every Day'

Locksley Ryan, Gulnara Karimova's London-based spokesman, discusses his recent release of photographs showing the Uzbek president's daughter under house arrest.
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