Karakalpakstan under state of emergency - News Summed Up

Karakalpakstan under state of emergency


Uzbekistan announced a monthlong state of emergency on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in an autonomous republic where rare protests forced President Shavkat Mirziyoyev into a climbdown on constitutional reforms. AFP PHOTOTASHKENT, Uzbekistan: Uzbekistan announced a monthlong state of emergency on Saturday in an autonomous republic where rare protests forced President Shavkat Mirziyoyev into a climbdown on constitutional reforms. President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's press secretary Sherzod Asadov wrote on Telegram that the state of emergency in the Republic of Karakalpakstan would run from just after midnight on Sunday to August 2. Uzbekistan's president had arrived in Karakalpakstan on Saturday and promised that proposed constitutional amendments that would have weakened the territory's status would be scrapped. Nevertheless, the demonstration marked arguably the biggest challenge yet to the rule of authoritarian President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.


Source: Manila Times July 03, 2022 16:47 UTC



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