Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

UN Rejects To Recognise Uzbek Presidential Daughter’s NGO

Posted by Info on 04/02/2011

The NGO was set up by Gulnara Karimova in October 2006 for finding donors and sponsors for social projects. It works in the spheres of healthcare, education, social support, social infrastructure and environmental protection.
After its establishment, the NGO received enormous support from the government: it received 25.2 billion sums (some $13m) and $1.9m of public funds for 15 projects in 2007.
It also received a further $7m from the Uzbek government last year.

The NGO does not itemise funds it received from the government in its annual reports.
This NGO used to be a partner of PSI, a US-based anti-AIDS group, which is now outlawed in Uzbekistan, and anti-AIDS activist Maksim Popov, who was also a partner of PSI, is serving a seven-year prison term for doing exactly what Gulnara Karimova’s NGO has done.

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