Karimov, Islam

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Karimov, Islam

(ĭsläm` kärē`môf) 1938–, Soviet and Uzbekistani political leader, president of Uzbekistan (1991–). He joined the Soviet Communist party in 1964, rose steadily, and became head of the Uzbek SSR party in 1989. He was elected president of an independent Uzbekistan in 1991 and soon led a crackdown against his political opposition, Islamists, and others. His term was extended by referendum in 1995, and he was reelected in 2000. but international groups questioned the fairness of both elections. A 2002 referendum extended his term to 2007, when he was again reelected in an election criticized as undemocratic; his reelection in 2015 was similarly criticized. One of the most autocratic Central Asian leader, he maintains complete control over the media and has stifled any attempt at criticism of him or his regime.
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The Uzbekistans 6 + 3 proposal was first floated at the April 2008 by Uzbek President Islom Karimov during the NATO summit in Bucharest.
24, 2010, SPA -- Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar held talks here today with President Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan, who is currently visiting Qatar.
Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev, European Commission's President Jose Manuel Barroso, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Uzbek President Islom Karimov, Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, United Nations (UN) 64th General Assembly's President Ali Abdussalem Treki, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General Irina Bokova sent condolence messages to President Gul.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Presidents of Uzbekistan Islom Karimov and South Korea Lee Myung-bak, in separate messages on Tuesday, congratulated their Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his reelection for a second term.
31, 2010, SPA -- Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, has sent a cable of congratulations to President Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan on the anniversary of his country&'s Independence.
31, 2010, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to President Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan on the anniversary of his country&'s Independence Day.
The cables were from President Isaias Afworki of Eritrea; President Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan; King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir of Sudan; King Mohammed VI of Morocco; Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates; Vice President Ali Osman Mohamed Taha of Sudan; and Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said of Oman.