Tag Archives: Rustam Inoyatov

The Inoyatov family owns a 5.3 billion rubles poultry production facility in Russia’s Tula region. They are also involved in several major projects in the region, including a 1.3 billion rubles compound feed plant. Tula’s “honorable investors” Volovo is the administrative center of Volovsky Municipal District, Tula Region, some 270 kilometers south of Moscow. It… Continue reading

Rustam Inoyatov was sacked on 31 January 2018. In September 2017, 23 international human rights organizations asked US Government to impose financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Inoyatov. Couple of weeks later, OSI started a series of investigative articles, documenting Rustam Inoyatov’s chekist biography, his rise to complete power, the history of human rights violations… Continue reading

The Uzbek version of the KGB, the National Security Service (SNB), was modeled after the secret police of the Soviet Union. When Rustam Inoyatov, himself a former KGB agent, was appointed head of the SNB in 1995, the special service was already a fearsome institution. But it was Inoyatov who transformed the SNB into the… Continue reading

On 16 February 1999, six car bombs exploded outside Uzbekistan Government headquarters in Tashkent, killing 16 people and injuring more than 120. Shortly after the attack, president Islam Karimov visited the site of the explosions. He was flanked by two men in uniform: Rustam Inoyatov, the head of the National Security Service, and Zokir Almatov,… Continue reading

On 12 September 2017, 23 international human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders and Transparency International, asked US Government to impose financial sanctions and visa restrictions on Rustam Inoyatov, the head of Uzbekistan’s National Security Service. NGOs accused Inoyatov of being directly responsible for arbitrary detention, torture and other serious abuses. In… Continue reading