Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, is a country in Central Asia. It is surrounded by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the south-west. Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of two doubly landlocked countries. — Wikipedia

What’s Going on in Uzbekistan? -

Since Uzbekistan’s first postcommunist ruler died in 2016, the country has made attempts to improve its image as a serial rights abuser. So what has gone wrong in recent months?