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Rights Group Highlights Police Abuse in Karakalpakstan Crackdown
November 08, 2022

Rights Group Highlights Police Abuse in Karakalpakstan Crackdown

By Catherine Putz
Human Rights Watch says Uzbek security forces “unjustifiably” used lethal force to disperse generally peaceful demonstrators this summer.

In Karakalpakstan, Mirziyoyev Oversees Selection of New Regional Leader
August 29, 2022

In Karakalpakstan, Mirziyoyev Oversees Selection of New Regional Leader

By Catherine Putz
The Uzbek president scolded regional leaders for failing to address the problems of the people and laid out further investments to address economic problems.
Former Uzbek Security Services Head Inoyatov Replaced as a Presidential Adviser 
November 18, 2021

Former Uzbek Security Services Head Inoyatov Replaced as a Presidential Adviser 

By Catherine Putz
The apparent dismissal of Rustam Inoyatov, who lost his long-held post as head of the Uzbek security services back in 2018, moves a former kingmaker off the board.

Uzbek President Secures 2nd Term in Flawed Election
October 25, 2021

Uzbek President Secures 2nd Term in Flawed Election

By Catherine Putz
The OSCE election monitoring mission says reforms under Mirziyoyev "have not yet resulted in a genuinely pluralistic environment."

Quiet Presidential Campaign Nearly Over in Uzbekistan
October 19, 2021

Quiet Presidential Campaign Nearly Over in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan's election is set for October 24.

The Making of Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan
October 01, 2021

The Making of Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan

By Bruce Pannier
As Mirziyoyev gears up for his second term, Uzbekistan’s foreign relations and economy are moving forward, but political and social reforms are lagging.

Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions
July 12, 2021

Uzbek Singer Abandons Presidential Ambitions

By Catherine Putz
Jahongir Otajonov, picked by the banned Erk party as its presidential candidate, has reportedly quit the race.
New Opposition Party in Uzbekistan Denied Registration, Again
June 22, 2021

New Opposition Party in Uzbekistan Denied Registration, Again

By Catherine Putz
The Truth and Progress party, after being rejected in April, re-applied but was again rejected by the Ministry of Justice.

Uzbekistan: Opposition Erk Party Wants in on October Presidential Election
April 06, 2021

Uzbekistan: Opposition Erk Party Wants in on October Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
The last time an Uzbek president faced a serious challenger was in 1991. Erk hasn’t been allowed to front a candidate since.

There Won’t be Political Reform in Uzbekistan. Here’s Why
December 22, 2020

There Won’t be Political Reform in Uzbekistan. Here’s Why

By Dilmira Matyakubowa
Genuine reform takes place not through quashing free thinkers and critics but in encouraging and even embracing them. 

Checking in on Uzbekistan’s Political Progress in 2020: An Interview With Farkhod Tolipov
December 15, 2020

Checking in on Uzbekistan’s Political Progress in 2020: An Interview With Farkhod Tolipov

By Catherine Putz
"Despite obvious advancement in reforms in various spheres, one direction of reforms remains very slow: it is the sphere of political reforms."
Uzbek Parliament Approves EAEU Observer Status
May 04, 2020

Uzbek Parliament Approves EAEU Observer Status

By Umida Hashimova
The parliament of Uzbekistan approved observer status to the EAEU. Could it be just a deferment on membership?

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