The official sources have confirmed that the longest-ruling Muslim leader from the Soviet era Islam Karimov has died aged 78, Reuters reports. News of Karimov’s death was considered as premature. Interfax news agency filed a retraction in the afternoon of Friday, September 2
However, the daughter of the late leader put a full stop in the controversy by announcing the death of her father on Instagram.
Officials say Uzbekistan is holding a funeral for President Islam Karimov on September 3, Saturday.The funeral appeared probably to take place in Karimov’s hometown of Samarkand, where his mother and two brothers are also buried. Municipal authorities there mobilized public workers to clean the central streets .
Originally posted 2016-09-02 18:13:23.