Uzbek President Islam Karimov dies at 78

Uzbek President Islam Karimov dies at 78

Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who the government said on Friday had died aged 78 after suffering a stroke, saw himself as the protector of his Central Asian nation against the threat of militant Islam. To his critics, he was a brutal dictator who used torture to stay in power. Karimov, who steered his former Soviet […]