Uzbekistan says ex-president's daughter in custody

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Posted: Jul 28, 2017 2:42 AM

ALMATY (Reuters) - Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, Uzbek Prosecutor General's office said on Friday.

State prosecutors said in a statement they were seeking arrests on about $1.5 billion in Karimova's assets across the world, including Switzerland, Britain, France and Russia.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Polina Devitt)