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Uzbekistan: First Daughter’s Charity Network Reportedly Under Fire

The celebrity daughter of Uzbekistan’s strongman is in the spotlight lately for all the wrong reasons. This weekend Gulnara Karimova hit the headlines again when prosecutors, taxmen and police reportedly opened a probe into her Fund Forum charity.

Radio Ozodlik (Radio Liberty’s Uzbek Service) reported on October 25 that the Prosecutor-General’s Office, State Tax Committee and the Interior Ministry’s department for fighting organized crime have together launched an audit at Karimova’s Fund Forum charity network. They are looking at whether the charity’s foreign currency proceeds were used for their intended purposes. 

Karimova was supposed to be above this, enjoying immunity as the daughter of Uzbekistan’s long-time autocrat, Islam Karimov. 

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Uzbekistan: First Daughter’s Charity Network Reportedly Under Fire

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