Uzbek President dies of suspected brain haemorrhage

Posted by News Express | 2 September 2016 | 1,630 times

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The Uzbek government has confirmed the death of President Islam Karimov, six days after he was taken to hospital with a suspected brain haemorrhage.

One of Asia’s most authoritarian leaders, Mr Karimov, 78, died after 27 years in power.

Mr Karimov has no clear successor. There is no legal political opposition and the media are tightly controlled.

Reports earlier on Friday had suggested that preparations were under way for his funeral on Saturday. (BBC)

•Photo shows late Uzbek President Islam Karimov.

Source: News Express

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