Wednesday, March 26, 2014
House Arrested "Princess" Gulnara Karimova-- The Daughter Of Uzbekistani President
A letter smuggled to the BBC has revealed the extent of Gulnara Karimova's fall from grace, as the daughter of Uzbekistan president and a successful businesswoman, to an outspoken critic of country's repressive regime. A letter which was sent to BBC claims Gulnara has suffered beatings as a result of allegedly being the most hated person in the country. She wrote," I am under severe psychological pressure, I have been beaten, you can count bruises on my arms." She also describes the daily threats she is reportedly receiving, as well as her life under house arrest and constant surveillance by officials. The BBC have stated " convoluted style and neat Russian handwriting suggests that the author is no dissident, but Gulnara Karimova. As the daughter of Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov, Gulnara was the most powerful figure in the country. She is a diplomat, a professor, a businesswoman, a fashion guru, as well as gaining as the Uzbek pop sensation Googoosha. Last year, she faced several controversies- which brought her glamorous life to a standstill. Gulnara became an advocate against repressive apparatus of her father's state, whose public stance against Uzbek regime has been broadcast on social media sites. In particular Karimova has openly condemned her father's top security man Rustam Innayotov, a key figure in president's regime, who she accused of trying to seize power. In December 2010, dispatches from the US embassy in Uzbekistan exposed on Wikileaks websites described the ex-Soviet country as "a nightmarish world of rampant corruption organised crimes, forced labour in the cotton fields and torture." The site also shifted focus to Karimova the "glamorous and most controversial" the daughter of the president who is the "the single most hated person in the country."