Swedish “Cleric” Shot

The well-known Muslim cleric from Uzbekistan, Obid-kori Nazarov, has been attacked in the Swedish town of Stromsund – he is said to be in a stable condition after being shot several times by an attacker who then escaped…Obid-kori Nazarov, who has lived in Sweden since 2006, is viewed by the Uzbek authorities as one of the most outspoken critics of President Islam Karimov and his regime.

Tashkent has accused the imam of setting up and running an extremist religious organisation, guilty of plotting terrorist acts and other crimes within Uzbekistan including murders and attacks on people over a period of more than ten years.”