Uzbek cabi­net praises harsh Ka­ri­mov

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In a state­ment ahead of Pres­i­dent Is­lam Ka­ri­mov’s burial yes­ter­day, Uzbek­istan’s gov­ern­ment hailed the au­thor­i­tar­ian leader as a states­man and demo­crat, though he was widely crit­i­cized abroad for harsh re­pres­sion of dis­sent. The 78-year-old Ka­ri­mov, whose death from a cere­bral hem­or­rhage was an­nounced on Fri­day, was be­ing laid to rest in his birth­place of Sa­markand, the an­cient Silk Road city. His cabi­net said in a state­ment that Ka­ri­mov “at­tained a high au­thor­ity in the coun­try and in the international com­mu­nity as an out­stand­ing states­man, who has de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented a deeply thought-out strat­egy of building a demo­cratic con­sti­tu­tional state with a civil so­ci­ety and a mar­ket econ­omy”.

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