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People attend a mourning ceremony following the death of Uzbek president Islam Karimov in Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Kyrgyzstan Government Press Service/Reuters

The president of Uzbekistan, notorious dictator and serial human rights abuser Islam Karimov, is dead. When he first became national leader, Margaret (...)

Above, Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim. ‘Halawa has been receiving important consular support from the Irish Embassy in Cairo. But it is not enough.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today an Irish teenager lies abandoned to his fate in a Cairo prison, cut off from the world. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 near Cairo’s (...)

Uzbekistan’s president, Islam Karimov, faces another term following this weekend’s election. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

If there ever was any doubt that Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan, would win another term at this weekend’s election, it has been laid to re(...)