Uzbekistan: Swedish Trial Features Testimony About Alleged International Assassin Network

Police claim a video frame gathered in 2012 from a surveillance camera shows the main suspect in the attempted murder of outspoken Uzbek imam Obidkhon Qori Nazarov in the remote Swedish town of Strömsund. The Swedish prosecutor’s office is demanding a life sentence for Uzbek national Yury Zhukovsky, who is accused of shooting Nazarov. (Photo: Swedish Police Authority)

A prosecutor in Sweden is seeking a life sentence for the man accused of shooting a dissident Uzbek imam. The trial included bombshell testimony that appears to link the Swedish incident to the murder of another Uzbek cleric in Istanbul.
 

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Richard Orange is a freelance journalist based in Malmö, Sweden, and previously worked as the Central Asia correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.

Uzbekistan: Swedish Trial Features Testimony About Alleged International Assassin Network

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