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Tashkent's Shakespearean Drama Scandal Shakes Uzbekistan's Ruling Family

Germany's closest ally in Central Asia is a brutal dictator. Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan with an iron fist for a quarter-century. Now, Shakespearean plotting within his own family is raising questions about who will succeed the 77-year-old leader.
Von Erich Follath
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