Shavkat, Mertieite: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev called the rats of the former “owners” of the Ferghana region, “looted” region. As reported by “Fergana”, who published the audio recording of the speech, Mirziyoev as it allegedly is about relatives of the former President of the Republic Islam Karimov.
Mirziyoev said that oil refinery in Fergana does not work, because they possessed a “rat”, the so-called Fergana daughter-in-law, who “looted” area. “I hope you know of whom I speak. I promised myself that I would not pronounce the name of that great man, because the fate of Sharaf Rashidov (first Secretary of the Communist party of the Uzbek SSR during the “cotton case” — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) serves me as an example, what I did with his name. I’m far from it, this will never happen,” said Mirziyoev.
The Uzbek leader added that if openly declared such things as Prime Minister, “it now would not be here”. “No Deputy, and indeed no one could say and not say. Only now can speak openly,” said Mirziyoev.
According to “Fergana”, presumably we are talking about relatives Karimov. “Fergana sister” the widow Tatyana Karimova and her sister Tamara Sobirov, who were born in this area. Under their patronage, the son of Sobirova and Karimov’s nephew Akbarali Abdullaev has received the control over the refinery, cement plant, hotels, shopping malls and other businesses. A few years ago, Abdullayev was tried, was up for parole, and he left Uzbekistan.
Islam Karimov in 1989 became the first Secretary of the Communist party of the Uzbek SSR, and in 1991 headed an independent Uzbekistan. He served as President until his death in 2016.
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