Uzbekistan began a PR offensive on 9 May, just in time for the anniversary of the Andijan massacre of 13 May 2005, where human rights organisations say hundreds of people were killed after troops opened fire on civilians in the eastern town.
The nation has been called a "Human rights disaster" by Human Rights Watch.
Their attempt to improve its image was not helped by Gulnara Karimova, who describes herself on her website as a "poet, mezzo-soprano, designer and exotic U...
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