Uzbekistan Abuzz With Chatter About Gulnara Revelations
Ever since prosecutors in Uzbekistan confirmed last week that the late president’s eldest daughter, Gulnara Karimova, has been convicted on corruption charges and is facing more investigations, social media users in the country have been in an absolute frenzy.
The news came as a particular surprise since the day before, on July 27, state media was devoting intense coverage to memorial ceremonies for her father, Islam Karimov, who died last year. Tables across the country were heaving with plov at memorial events. Members of parliament, diplomats and public activists assembled to mark their respects. Even President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with guests at a special function.
Only Mirziyoyev and his immediate entourage could have known that the Karimov name was going to hit the headlines for altogether different reasons the following day.
Gulnara Karimova still divides people.
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