Uzbekistan threatened by civil war, civil society voices say

Uzbekistan threatened by civil war, civil society voices say

An emerging opposition movement is trying to push for a non-violent revolution against President Karimov, in power since 1991. For political scientist Maryam Ibragimova, any attempt at peaceful protest could however push Uzbekistan towards bloodshed.

Tashkent (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Uzbekistan is in danger of plunging into civil war. As a grassroots protest movement emerges, there is no possibility of a “velvet” revolution in the central Asia nation. Instead, for Tashkent-based political scientist Maryam Ibragimova, what lies ahead is “a bloody dismantling” of the existing dictatorship “or a prolonged civil war”….(…)

AsiaNews, 09/19/2013

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