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COVID-19: Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan Records First Death.

The global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 24,000 with more than 534,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's a roundup of developments...

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COVID-19: Kyrgyzstan Mulls State Of Emergency; Ukraine Declares Emergency In Kyiv.

Kyrgyzstan's Security Council has recommended that Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev declare a national state of emergency beginning on March 22 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Central Asian Nations Employ Additional Measures Against Coronavirus.

Central Asian nations are moving to take additional measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Gulnara Karimova Sentenced Again For Corruption, Financial Crimes.

Gulnara Karimova, the imprisoned elder daughter of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov, has received an additional 13 years and four months in prison in the latest court ruling against her and her former associates.

Uzbek Justice Ministry Registers Prisoners' Rights Group, U.

Uzbekistan’s Justice Ministry has registered a group protecting inmates' rights and a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that focuses on poverty relief.

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Uzbek President Orders Abolition Of State Cotton Quotas.

President Shavkat Mirziyoev has ordered the abolition of a decades-old state quota system for cotton crops, a major change that rights activists said should help end the Uzbekistan's longtime problem with forced labor.

Uzbekistan Announces It Will Be 'Observer' Of Russia-Led Trade Bloc.

Uzbekistan says it will become an observer of a Russia-led economic union before deciding whether it joins or not, Tashkent announced on March 7.

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Retired Uzbek Military Officer Sentenced On High Treason Charges.

A retried Uzbek Army officer, Colonel Vladimir Kaloshin, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on high treason charges in a case that was tried behind closed doors.

Freedom House Assails Russia, Iran For Protest Crackdowns, But Also Raps U.

Freedom House has assailed crackdowns on protesters in “authoritarian states" Russia and Iran, but it also criticized traditional defenders of democracy -- including the United States -- for turning their backs on traditional safeguard roles to pu...

Jailed Gulnara Karimova Offers $686 Million Frozen In Swiss Bank For Freedom.

Gulnara Karimova, the imprisoned eldest daughter of the late Uzbek President Islam Karimov, has offered to return $686 million to the country's treasury in exchange for closure in the latest court case against her.

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