▲ Up
 
15:14 22-11-2017
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
ADVERTISE WITH US SUBSCRIBE
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanMongoliaTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Gulnara Karimova: They treat us worse than dogs
Central Asia | society | 10:29, 25 August 2014 | 3821

AKIPRESS.COM - Gulnara Karimova The Uzbek President’s eldest daughter has managed to get an audiotape to the BBC where she says that she and her daughter are being treated worse than dogs and that they require medical attention, UzNews reported at the weekend.

The BBC thus published an audio recording in which 42-year-old Gulnara Karimova talks about the conditions surrounding her house arrest over the past six months with her 15-year-old daughter Iman.

“No one has given us a clear answer why we are being held at home like we were in prison. Why is my daughter cut off from communication when every 16-year-old should have an opportunity to go to school, to communicate with friends. I am not talking about me now. We need medical help,” Karimova said in English.

“We are held inside, we are not allowed to make a single step outside,” says the second part of her smuggled recording. “We are being treated worse than dogs. They tried breaking my fingers, exerted psychological pressure, our house is completed surrounded.”

In addition to the audio recording the BBC has also obtained a video likely made in winter when Gulnara Karimova and her children – Islam and Iman – tried to gain access to her father at his residence.

A group of men in military clothes with weapons physically block Gulnara while she comments with a quivering voice, “See what they are doing.”

A young male voice, most likely Islam, says “Turn the camera on, Iman.”

When the men start physically to push and shove her, she screams, “Father! Father!” and a bit later, “I understand. Let me go.” The recording ends with a helpless, “I will see him!”

Once the second most influential person in the country after her father Gulnara has experienced a meteoric fall from grace which has ended in house arrest.

In February of this year, a special forces unit stormed her apartment in Tashkent and arrested her nearest associates including a one-and-half-month-old child present on the premises. Karimova and her daughter were placed under house arrest.

In July, the prosecutor general’s office released a statement stating that Karimova’s closest associates – her boyfriend Rustam Madumarov and her friend and business parter Gayane Avakyan – had both been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.

LATEST NEWS
14:59 15yo girl urges Kyrgyz Parliament to ratify UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities14:50 Hungarian businessmen plan to invest 34 million euros in Kyrgyzstan14:34 Salyanova says she does not want murder of her brother to be politically motivated more than anyone else14:18 Atambayev allocates addictional 1 million som for meals of truck drivers standing in queue on Kyrgyz-Kazakh border14:05 Days of History and Memory of Ancestors observed on November 7-8 will be days off14:04 Russia, Uzbekistan to discuss increase of oil supplies — source13:57 Largest fruit and vegetable processing facility in Jalal-Abad region launched13:53 Turkey to celebrate 90th anniversary of Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov13:42 ADB supports Tajikistan in attracting investments, spurs private sector growth with over $50 million financing package13:41 ADB to provide $30 million in grants to assist Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to strengthen technical and vocational education and training12:58 Tajikistan's accession to EAEU being considered – Russian FM12:55 Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns to Beirut12:51 3 US military members 'had improper contact' with foreign women during Trump's tour of Asia12:42 Atambayev awards high state order to Putin12:35 Atambayev awards Mirziyoyev order of Danaker12:33 Parliament passes amendments cancelling exemption of imported flour and grain from VAT12:22 Tekebayev might be released on parole in 6 months, defense lawyer says12:19 First Deputy PM demoted, PM Isakov explains why11:53 Switzerland grants medical equipment to health organizations in Issyk-Kul region11:45 Kazakhstan projects its GDP growth in 2018 at 3.1%
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)65-03-06