Activists Demand Gulnara Karimova's Fashion Show Be Shut Down

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

After Fashion Week cancelled Gulnara Karimova's show, there's word that the oldest daughter of the controversial leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, will relocate the catwalk to Cipriani restaurant. Activists plan to gather there on Thursday to protest Uzbek policies on child labor in the cotton industry.

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'Princess of Uzbeks' Gulnara Karimova has NY Fashion Week Debut

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ninety eight designers are presenting their collections at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Many of them are celebrities, but only one is the daughter of a president. Gulnara Karimova, 38, whose father, Islam Karimov, rules Uzbekistan, had her New York Fashion Week debut on Friday.

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Backstory: The Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The violence that broke out in Kyrgyzstan last week has killed hundreds of people and deepened mistrust of its neighbor Uzbekistan. On today’s Backstory we'll talk with Anna Neistat, senior researcher for the Emergencies Division of Human Rights Watch and with Paul Starobin, a contributor to The Atlantic and staff writer for National Journal explains what’s led to this crisis and gives us an update on the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan. He’s also the author of Five Roads to the Future: Power in the Next Global Age .




Violent Clashes Continue in Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heavy fire rang out over the Kyrgyz city of Osh before dawn Wednesday as authorities struggled to bring order to the country's south, which has been thrust into chaos by days of deadly ethnic riots.