Uzbekistan’s President is critically ill: government

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(Last Updated On: September 2, 2016)

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov is critically ill, the Uzbek government said in a statement published by the official newspaper, Narodnoye Slovo, on Friday.

The health of Mr. Karimov (78), has sharply deteriorated for the past 24 hours, it said.

 “The doctors assess [his health] as critical,” the statement added.

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