A representative of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan, Olimjon Tukhtanazarov, delivered such an idea, the Belarusian partisan reported with reference to Ferghana Information Agency.
The author of the initiative is a deputy of the Namangan regional kengash (council of deputies). He also works as a director on one of the channels of the National Television and Radio Company. He said that Mirziyev deserves prizes in different nominations, not just the peace prize. "He deserves this award and in the nomination" literature ".
Because the president pays much attention to the development of literature, the MP says.. - He can be awarded a prize in the nomination "for peacebuilding activities", because in Uzbekistan there is peace. He can calmly receive this award in the field of science. I feel that soon the Swiss will come and give our dear Yurtbashi the Nobel Prize ". In an interview with Ozodlik, the idea was supported by one of the leaders of the party.
However, he preferred to remain anonymous, saying that he does not want to be suspected of trying to "get some job". Earlier, supporters of UzLiDep advocated awarding the title of Hero of Uzbekistan to the President. In support of this they collected 10 thousand signatures. The Ministry of Justice said that such support is enough to consider the initiative in the country's parliament. According to the statute of the Nobel Foundation, candidates for the award can be nominated by deputies of national parliaments and government representatives, rectors and professors of national universities, representatives of international courts, as well as representatives of the Nobel Committee and those who have already been awarded prizes.
Applications are accepted at the beginning of this year, then they are considered by the Nobel Committee, at the end of the year a laureate is announced. For the 2018 World Award 330 applications were received, this is almost a record result. Leaders of the Central Asian countries in the past have already been offered to nominate for the Nobel Prize. Tajik politician Hikmatullo Nasriddinov, in particular, offered to protect the president of the country, Emomali Rahmon. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev was repeatedly nominated for an award "for his contribution to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons". Shavkat Mirziyev became president in 2016, after the death of former Uzbek leader Islam Karimov. Under the new president, there was a slight improvement in the human rights situation in the country, and the reorganization of law enforcement agencies.
As noted in the Human Rights Watch report, "the new president has taken a number of steps to improve the blatant human rights situation, including the release of several political prisoners, the easing of some restrictions on freedom of expression and increased accountability of power ahead of citizens". At the same time, human rights activists noted that the system as a whole remains authoritarian, and gross violations, such as torture, imprisonment for political reasons and forced labor in cotton fields, are still common. Observers, whose opinion is led by Ozodlik, suggested that the nomination of a new president for the Nobel Prize may be the beginning of a new personality cult in Uzbekistan.
NewsMe, 28 May 2018