Tashkent city court on May 7 released jailed Bobomurod Abdullayev, 44, in a surprising turn of events. However, he was still found guilty, but only on the milder charge of calling for unconstitutional reforms.
Issue could be worth up to $1bn but with appetite for emerging market debt cooling Tashkent may have missed its window.
RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.
Turkmenistan has committed to covering 85% of the project’s costs and Uzbekistan’s support would bring some welcome relief given Ashgabat’s current financial woes.
The chances currently look slim that Uzbekistan will offer a hefty payout on an early investment.