Islam Karimov

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Birthday
30, 1938
Birthplace
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Death Date
Sep 2, 2016 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1938
Birthplace
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Death Date
Sep 2, 2016 (78)

About

Politician and member of the Communist party who became the first President of Uzbekistan in 1989. His human rights practices have been under constant scrutiny. In fact, in 2002, he was lambasted by activists for having two prisoners boiled alive.

Before Fame

He studied Economics and Engineering in school after being placed in an orphanage in Samarkand at birth.

Trivia

He supported US President George W. Bush in his 'War on Terror' and allowed for U.S. troop presence at the Karshi-Khanabad base.

Family Life

He was married to Tatyana Karimova for several years.

Associated With

Not unlike criminal Adolf Hitler, he has been criticized for his totalitarian rule, human rights opposition, and criminal mischief.