Gulnara Karimova

Initially, this video causes an emotional response to the position of Gulnara Karimova. After all, it is a tragedy when a daughter can not talk to her father. He fenced himself from her by numerous security guards. The way guards of the head of state look like on this video is a separate conversation.

Islam Karimov rules the country for a quarter of a century and it is his duty to ensure compliance with human rights and freedoms. But he did not realise that tyranny does not ensure the stability of government, it only kills the confidence of the people. Even the children of a modern dictator Islam Karimov were helpless when they were deprived of the golden cage.

Radio Ozodlik
When I see these frames of disheveled, unhappy Gulnara with skewed cap with bells on her head, involuntarily, I recall a video where she is surrounded by Gayane and other accomplices of her crimes. 

Not so long ago, she was wearing a gleaming crown of jewels instead of this sorry hat (!) Probably of the «Guli» brand name... Gulnara is suffering, but will she come to the right conclusions? It is unlikely, because she is driven by resentment, and seeks to restore the status quo in the ruling group.

Islam Karimov treats his daughter Gulnara cruelly now. But, does he not really love her? Perhaps, it is all more tricky than this. Yes, Karimov is guarding against his daughter, but, in practice, he continues patronizing her. How else can one explain the fact that she has not yet been held accountable for the crimes of which her accomplices Gayane Avakian, Rustam Madumarov and others, whose names are kept secret are accused. The authorities destroy evidence of her guilt and shift responsibility for the crimes to the executors of her whims. Gulnara is not even under a house arrest. She was sighted in the city. She travels by car, although it is not as pompous as before. The main thing is that she is free and not behind the bars. She is no longer allowed to squander the country's budget. She is not given a permission to travel abroad. But this is done in order to avoid her arrest: in several countries, there are criminal cases involving offenses for which Gulnara has a direct responsibility.

I have no doubt that all the crimes by Gulnara Karimova were committed with the full consent of dictator Islam Karimov. And now his goal is to return the funds stolen by his daughter back to Uzbekistan. The family of the First person is accustomed to impunity. Corruption in Uzbekistan has reached such proportions that it threatens the security of the country.

This is how the political system which Karimov created operates. But no matter how he fought against the public, the citizens of Uzbekistan still will not be silent. Especially now, when Karimov came to the unprecedented shame. Never in its history did Uzbekistan have as many political prisoners and political refugees, such low economic performance and a low reputation in the international arena.

Even the most brutal dictatorship is powerless before publicity and the influence of democratic states. Therefore, the discussion of each crime of the Karimov regime gives us a hope for deliverance from despotism and makes us freer.

Kyrgyzstan: an attack on a basis of ethnicity

Osh, ​​another attack motivated by ethnic hatred on an individual

Kabulzhan Osmonov
Kabulzhan Osmonov was born in the south of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic in 1970, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, an ethnic Uzbek. He resides in the Navoi Street and works as a caster at the Osh Pump Plant.

On August 4th, 2014 at 12:30 pm Kabulzhan Osmonov was returning from lunch break to work at the Osh Pump Plant on Absamatov Masaliev Prospect. At the gates of the company he was stopped by an unknown young man of Kyrgyz appearance who addressed him, saying, "Hey Sart, stop!". Osmonov stopped and immediately received a few strong blows from the stranger to his face and other body parts.

Kabulzhan Osmonov managed to escape into the factory and get away from the attacker, but was immediately caught up with a few more men of Kyrgyz appearance. Since Osmonov was punched in the face, he does not know exactly how many attackers were there. The Nationalists kicked him with all their force, delivering blows all over Osmonov’s body, until he lost consciousness.

After learning of the attack, the director of the Osh Pump Plant urgently organised a transport to take the victim Osmonov to an A&E unit. He was given first aid, but was refused admission.

Osmonov lies at home with severe headaches and numerous bruises. He does not have money for treatment. The company where he works, pays him for the job by the jobs completed, and does not pay for sick leave.

On August 5th, 2014 Kabulzhan Osmonov wrote an explanatory statement at the office of the district inspector of the Osh City Police Department (located on Akbura Street).

Law enforcement agencies have not yet instigated a criminal case on the fact of Kabulzhan Osmonov sustaining injuries. Investigator relied on the absence of the forensic medical examination. This forensic conclusion is still not issued after three weeks, which delays the investigation of the crime. During a call, the investigator was willing to answer our questions. And said that it is easy to find the attackers, as they have a surveillance camera record of the hotel "Beijing" in front of the scene. But he is convinced that Kabulzhon Osmonov suffered a crime not motivated by ethnic hatred. The investigator said that many ethnic Uzbeks find it  almost easy to claim that the attacks on them were ethnically motivated.

According to recent reports available to the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, the case of the attack on Kabulzhon Osmonov is not an isolated incident when the nationalists can avoid liability for crimes motivated by ethnic hatred.

On August 16th, 2014 in the morning at a wholesale market on the west side, where they sell melons, an ethnic Uzbek was severely beaten. The victim refused to give a statement to the prosecutor in relation this attack, because he believes that it is useless. At the request of the victim, we do not disclose his name. Last year also, he was beaten on basis of ethnic hatred, and because of threats from his attackers he took the blame. The victim gave the inspector a bribe of 20 thousand soms, to get his statement back and the criminal case closed.

On August 17th, 2014, about 20:00 hours, in the city of Osh a TV journalist of the "Intimak TV", Davran Nasibhanov, became the latest victim of ethnic hatred. He went out to buy some bread, and he was approached by 4 people of Kyrgyz appearance in the street near the "House Services", where there are retail shops. They blocked his way and demanded money from him. When Davran refused to pay them, they first insulted him verbally and then beat him up very severely. As a result, he suffered a broken rib, a concussion and numerous bruises. Davran Nasibhanov asked for help in Osh city hospital where he was treated and questioned on what had happened to him. When the hospital learned that he had been attacked on the grounds of ethnic hatred, they refused to admit him to the hospital. The official reason given was lack of available beds.

On the basis of the information available to us, the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia concludes that the attacks on ethnic Uzbeks often are not investigated, because they are recorded as "hooliganism." The attempts of the victims to bring the perpetrators to justice are turned against them and create even more stress in the society.