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Islam Karimov

Islam Abduganievitj Karimov (30 January 1938 – 2 September 2016) was the first president of Uzbekistan from 1990 to 2016.

On 29 August 2016 he was reported to be in intensive care, after suffering a stroke.[1]

It was announced that Karimov died on 2 September 2016.[2] The government confirmed the news later that day.[2]


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