Second U.S. warning to President Karimov
A few days ago the U.S. Congress for the second time appealed to the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov to cease prosecution of managers, warning of the negative consequences for the Uzbek-American relations in the economic sphere.
Last week, the Tashkent City Criminal Court began the trial against managers cellular operator “Uzdunrobita”, 100-percent subsidiary of MTS in Uzbekistan. Four employees are accused of tax crimes and fraud, which, according to investigators Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan, has damaged the state more than $ 900 million. Judicial authorities have started an inventory of all property and the arrest of MTS in Uzbekistan, and judging by the pace of the trial, the process is going to be soon, but not the fact that fair. Last Friday, MTS announced that leading Uzbek “daughter” denied the right to participate in the trial, which prevents the possibility of MTS protect interests of its…
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