Uzbekistan says ex-president's daughter in custody


  • World
  • Friday, 28 Jul 2017

File Photo: Designer Gulnara Karimova (L), daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, stands with a model after presenting her Guli Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

ALMATY (Reuters) - Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General's office said on Friday.

The announcement is the first official word on the whereabouts of Karimova, 45, who disappeared from public view in 2014 after apparently falling out with her father, a strongman who had run the Central Asian nation for 27 years.

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