After protests in Nur-Sultan, Uzbek security services tighten grip

Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. © Yevgeny Biyatov/pool/Tass
The unrest in Kazakhstan in January has been a wake-up call to the intelligence services in neighbouring countries, especially in Uzbekistan which is concerned the trouble could spread. Its services have recently been restructured, with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev placing his friends in top positions. [...] (564 words)
Issue dated 28/01/2022 Reading time 3 minutes

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