Uzbekistan: Karimova Libel Trial Delivers More Scandals; MPs Demand EU Probe
More drama from the Karimov family libel trial in Paris -- and sensational allegations that the European Union may be propping up the dictatorial first family of Uzbekistan-- with a soundtrack from UN agencies. The trial began investigating whether journalists can even safely call President Islam Karimov "a dictator" but has turned into a forum about the EU's financing of charitable programs in Uzbekistan closely associated with the regime. Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva is seeking €30,000 in damages.
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