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Truthdigger of the Week: Former British Ambassador and Whistleblower Craig Murray

Murray, who has been denied entry into the United States to travel to an intelligence-community conference, was removed from the British diplomatic service after he exposed human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE


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U.S. Denies Entry to Former British Ambassador Craig Murray

The diplomat who served in Uzbekistan from 2002 to 2004 is scheduled to chair the presentation of this year’s Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to CIA-torture whistleblower John Kiriakou.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE

The Plague of the Rule of Uzbekistan’s President for Life

President Islam Karimov wasn’t a partner in counterterrorism; he was a one-man terrorist-creation machine.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE

Energy Boost for Russia and Neighbors

Renewable energy could supply Russia and Central Asian countries with all the electricity they need by 2030—and cut costs significantly at the same time.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE

Uzbekistan’s First Daughter Is Accused of Pocketing $1 Billion From Telecoms

The investigative journalist-led Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reported this week that Gulnara Karimova—the daughter of Uzbekistan’s leader, Islam Karimov—has accepted more than $1 billion from Scandinavian and Russian telecommunications companies seeking a share of the mobile-phone industry.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 READ MORE

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Pentagon Spends Millions Protecting Uzbekistan Dictator

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov is notorious for heading one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, and millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being given to a for-profit military contractor turned propaganda machine to make sure he remains a faithful and able ally in the global war on terror.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 READ MORE

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Kyrgyzstan Extends State of Emergency

The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency announced last week after ethnic violence erupted between Uzbek and Kyrgyz groups, killing more than 100 and extending to neighboring provinces.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010 READ MORE

UK Gov’t. Tries To Cover Up Its Use Of Torture-Stained Intel

As Daily Kos puts it, “The British government is trying to prevent the publication of memos which detail how information procured by torture in Uzbekistan is being used by the US and the UK.” The Independent has the story.

Posted on Dec 30, 2005 READ MORE

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