This story is impossible to summarize. You really have to read the whole thing. It reads like a soap opera written jointly by Salman Rushdie and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Here is a teaser:
It turns out that divorcing Gulnora Karimova, known as “the Uzbek princess,” is no simple matter. Her father is Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan and autocrat nonpareil, who rules over a repressive Central Asian country where prisoners have been boiled alive. He also happens to be a key ally in America’s war on terrorism.