Concealing Crimes: Director of the National Agency for Promising Projects of Uzbekistan, Dmitry Lee, suppresses freedom of speech and threatens journalists for investigating his fraudulent activities.
After several publications emerged detailing suspicions of fraudulent operations involving payment systems against Dmitry Lee, the head of the National Agency for Promising Projects of the Republic of Uzbekistan, these publications began facing problems, and the materials were promptly removed.
Moreover, instead of the removed materials, articles containing apologies regarding Dmitry Lee have appeared at the same URLs, with editorial offices expressing contrition, claiming they had "jumped the gun" and published unverified material. Even the cache, where original publications could typically be found in such cases, has been wiped clean. Examples of this include the URL from "Lenpravda," where an article titled "The Reputation of Uzbekistan’s President Mirziyoyev Is in Question. Who Is Covertly Stealing Money from the State Treasury?" used to reside. If you visit the link now, you’ll find a note offering apologies to the National Agency for Promising Projects of the Republic of Uzbekistan and personally to Dmitry Lee. A similar scenario unfolded on "Lenta.ru," which also swiftly apologized to Dmitry Romanovich.
These examples of scrubbing the publications are not isolated incidents – almost all who criticized Mr. Lee had their materials removed. However, those interested can search for the headlines of the removed materials, such as "Head of the National Agency for Promising Projects and the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan Suspected of Large-Scale Embezzlement," and see for themselves – instead of the original articles, there’s either nothing or apologies. Pay attention to the swiftness with which this was done.
The same publications that did not remove the material received blatant threats from representatives of Dmitry Lee.
The material in question is titled: "Dmitry Lee, Head of the National Agency for Promising Projects of Uzbekistan, Suspected of Fraud."
It’s striking how quickly most Russian (!) and international (!!) publications reacted to the demand from the National Agency for Promising Projects of Uzbekistan to remove material that compromised its head, Dmitry Lee, and hastily issued apologies before him. Before delving into who Dmitry Romanovich Lee is, let’s briefly recall what journalists wrote in the publication that was so hastily and meticulously scrubbed. Essentially, it described the situation surrounding the Uzbekistan High-risk channel and the UzNext crypto exchange, where at least $30 million of client funds were blocked last year.