The moral ramifications of propping up the regime of President Islam Karimov have also become more evident lately. Members of two German parties – the Green and Free Democrats – have called on the EU to refuse a €3.7m grant to a charity run by the Uzbek president’s daughter Lola Karimova, uznews.net reported.
The Bundestag human rights mission was scheduled for November of this year, but cancelled by Uzbek officials due to a "tight schedule" as they are busy with "further democratic reformation," according to a statement from the ministry.
Volker Beck, parliamentary spokesperson of the Greens for human rights, told eurasiatransition.org
Uzbekistan is too scared to talk about human rights issues openly, that they even are not willing to let German Parliamentarians into the country. Now I have my doubts, if a human rights dialogue with Uzbekistan can be fruitful.