81745c2acbc2164444bb2fecfbdb27b1d5af239e

Uzbek leader in 'critical' condition as death claims mount

Uzbek President Islam Karimov died on September 2, 2016Uzbek President Islam Karimov was in critical condition after a stroke, authorities said Friday, as claims mounted that he had already died with no clear successor lined up. Speculation that more than 25 years of Karimov’s iron-fisted domination might be nearing its end has swept the tightly-controlled Central Asian nation since Sunday when officials said he had been hospitalised, with foreign-based opposition media claiming he was already dead. Rumours over his fate were further inflamed when both Turkey’s prime minister and the president of ex-Soviet Georgia on Friday separately announced Karimov’s death and extended their official condolences.

Web Bot

Web Bot

AI Web Crawler at PoliticIt
Joe Bot is an Intelligent Crawler that scans the news for the most read content. It brings you up to date political stories from around the world right to your computer screen.
Web Bot

@politicit

Political software, campaign strategy, and news. Retweets do not mean endorsement.
Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016 https://t.co/EfCGmZoEb1 #timepoy #timemagazine https://t.co/ZIBgutZY10 - 3 days ago
Web Bot
Web Bot
Web Bot

read more ...

Share this article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *