Thursday, 21, January, 2021

National

At the meeting, organized by the Committee on Defense and Security of the Legislative Chamber, the issues of ensuring the implementation of the objectives set by the President in his address to the Oliy Majlis on the guaranteed protection of human rights and freedoms, the consistent follow-up of reforms to ensure the rule of law were discussed.

The Uzbek journalist and blogger Abdukarim Mirzaev, who was arrested by Turkish police in Istanbul on December 11, has been released, the religious channel RegistonTV, where he worked, said on its website. All charges have been reportedly dropped.

The Samarkand province governor Erkinjon Turdimov went on a short vacation to improve health, the press service of the provincial governor’s office said.

The First Deputy PM Achilbay Ramatov left for Jizzakh to chair the government commission meeting to study the causes of the collapse of a multi-storey residential building in Jizzakh city and prevent similar incidents in the future.

The Republic Korea will expedite Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with Uzbekistan, the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in said in his New Year address on Monday.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a telephone conversation with the president-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Zhaparov on Monday.

A footage surfaced on social networks showing mostly women residents of Pakhtakor district of Jizzakh province, in protest against the lack of gas and electricity, blocked the road.

Companies owned by close relatives of two officials who work as heads of the Unitary Customer Service engineering company were awarded public contracts for construction.

A clandestine religious school (hujra) was banned in Tashkent on December 10. The minors who studied there were allegedly beaten on a regular basis, UzReport TV channel reported.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made his first trip to Jizzakh province after his vacation on January 11. The first destination of his trip was the artillery brigade of the Central Military District, the presidential press service said.