Uzbekistan: President Sidelines Former Opponent

Jan 31, 2018 | 20:36 GMT

One of the most powerful men in Central Asia has just been forced into retirement. According to unnamed senior government officials, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev dismissed the long-serving National Security Service chief Rustam Inoyatov. And on Jan. 31, Mirziyoyev announced that Inoyatov would soon be replaced by Ihtiyor Abdullaev, a former prosecutor general with a strong loyalty to Mirziyoyev....

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