Uzbekistan asks Ireland to freeze Karimova’s $200m

The prosecutor general’s office has asked the authorities to freeze money held in Bank of New York Mellon accounts in Dublin

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Ian Kehoe

10th September, 2017
Gulnara Karimova: model, mogul, pop singer, diplomat and self-proclaimed ‘exotic Uzbekistan beauty’ Pic: Getty

The impoverished Central Asian state of Uzbekistan has asked the Irish authorities to freeze $200 million of Irish assets controlled by Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the late Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov.

The Uzbek prosecutor general’s office has asked the authorities to freeze money held in Bank of New York Mellon accounts in Dublin. Similar requests have been made in other countries. There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on behalf of the bank.

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