Uzbekistan


Uzbek prison amnesty frees more than 3 000

2014-06-03 14:57

Uzbekistan has released more than 3 000 prisoners under an amnesty granted to nearly 70 000 people, the prosecutor-general of Central Asia's most populous state says.

Uzbekistan jails 4 for trafficking

2012-12-03 15:00

A court in Uzbekistan has sentenced four women to eight years in prison each for trafficking young Uzbek women to Malaysia and forcing them to work as prostitutes.

Uzbekistan halts mobile internet, SMS

2011-08-02 16:39

Mobile operators in Uzbekistan have suspended internet and messaging services for the duration of nationwide university entrance exams in an apparent bid to prevent cheating.

Uzbekistan scrambles for aid

2010-06-18 21:23

Uzbekistan is scrambling to keep food and water flowing to tens of thousands of traumatised refugees from Kyrgyzstan.

 

Uzbek man held in Idaho terror case

2013-05-17 12:04

US authorities in Idaho say they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a terrorist organisation in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.

Uzbekistan bans people street names

2011-10-14 19:01

Ex-Soviet Uzbekistan has banned naming towns, villages, streets and parks after historically "insignificant" people under a new law signed by the president.

Uzbekistan seizes 90kg of heroin

2011-04-27 12:31

Uzbekistan has seized 90kg of heroin bound for Russia in the ancient town of Samarkand in its largest haul of the drug in recent years.

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