Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov was the leader of Uzbekistan and its predecessor state, the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1989 until his death in 2016. He was the last First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan from 1989 to 1991, when the party was reconstituted as the People’s Democratic Party of Uzbekistan; he led the PDP until 1996. He was the President of the Uzbek SSR from 24 March 1990 until he declared the independence of Uzbekistan on 1 September 1991. He declared Uzbekistan an independent nation on 31 August 1991 and subsequently won its first presidential election on 29 December 1991, with 86% of the vote. Foreign observers and opposition party cited voting irregularities, alleging state-run propaganda and a falsified vote count, although the opposing candidate and leader of the Erk Liberty Party, Muhammad Salih, had a chance to participate.
|Born:||Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov, January 30, 1938, Samarkand, Uzbek SSR, Soviet Union|
|Died:||September 2, 2016, Tashkent, Uzbekistan|
|Political party:||Communist Party, People’s Democratic Party, Liberal Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s):||Natalya Kuchmi, Tatyana Karimova|
|Children:||3, including Gulnara, Lola|
|Vice President:||Shukrullo Mirsaidov|
|Preceded by:||Office established|
|Succeeded by:||Nigmatilla Yuldashev, Shavkat Mirziyoyev|
About Islam Karimov
Politician and member of the Communist party who became the first President of Uzbekistan in 1989. His human rights practices have been under constant scrutiny. In fact, in 2002, he was lambasted by activists for having two prisoners boiled alive.
He studied Economics and Engineering in school after being placed in an orphanage in Samarkand at birth.
He supported US President George W. Bush in his ‘War on Terror’ and allowed for U.S. troop presence at the Karshi-Khanabad base.
He was married to Tatyana Karimova for several years.
Not unlike criminal Adolf Hitler, he has been criticized for his totalitarian rule, human rights opposition, and criminal mischief.
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- Politics of Uzbekistan – The Republic of Uzbekistan is a presidential constitutional republic, whereby the President of Uzbekistan is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government.
- Jamshid Karimov – Jamshid Karimov is an investigative journalist in Uzbekistan. He has been a prominent critic of the administration of Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan, who was his uncle. Jamshid Karimov has spent many years in detention.
- Recipients of the Order of the Republic (Serbia)
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- Recipients of the Order of Stara Planina
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- Grand Crosses of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland
- Grand Crosses of the Order of Vytautas the Great
- Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit
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- Karimov family
- Party leaders of the Soviet Union
- Critics of Islamism
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- Knights Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
- Recipients of the Order of Friendship of Peoples
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