March 8 2019
Karimova, the eldest daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov, is a central node in a still unfolding, wide-ranging corruption saga. In less than a decade, Karimova fell from a bright spot at the top of the Uzbek elite, where she dabbled in pop music, fashion design, and diplomacy, into the shadows. As a multinational corruption scandal broke, her own father pulled her from the public eye with numerous reports of her being under house arrest as far back as 2014. In 2016 a rumor spread that she’d died.