Wednesday, 22, May, 2019

National

The Tashkent metro authorities laid nearly 1.5 km long tunnel towards the Shakhriston station, the terminus of the Yunusobod line with the help of German Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine, to add two stations, Turkiston and Yunusobod.

The Tashkent province Criminal Court on May 16 issued a verdict against the former chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Uzbekistan Muidjon Tokhiriy, a source in the government told the Tashkent Times.

The Prosecutor General’s Office reported the detention of four men suspected of deliberately killing five family members in the Samarkand province. According to the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, these are the four jobless G. T., 38, J. U., 26, S. E., 24 and H. N., 23, who live in the same neighbourhood as their victims.

Three women, aged 51, 49 and 25, died after being hit by a car in Asaka district of the Andijan province on Thursday at about 8:00 AM. They were watering the plants along the Andijan-Shakhrikhan highway.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted the visiting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, the presidential press service reported.

Telephone conversation took place today between President Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Tokayev.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, today welcomed the restored access to multiple internet-based media in Uzbekistan, after more than ten years of intermittent blocking.

For the first time, joint tactical and special exercises Combat Fellowship - 2019 between the military units of Uzbekistan and Belarus will be held at the Gurumsaray training ground in the Namangan province on May 20-27, the Ministry of Defense said.

On 13 May, the EU adopted the 2018 Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world. This report provides a snapshot of the EU’s engagement and actions in 2018, ranging from the flagship campaigns like the one for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, or the launch of the Good Human Rights Stories Initiative at the United Nations. The Report includes the Human Rights and Democratisation situation in Uzbekistan.

Five people from one family were found murdered in the middle and back seats of a Damas minivan in the Samarkand province, the General Prosecutor's Office of Uzbekistan said.