22:46 / 01.07.2020
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“No matter how many times we apologize to relatives of the deceased, it will not rectify our error” - Interior Ministry commented on the torture case in Andijan

Today, July 1, during a session of the International Press Club on the topic “Criminal case in Andijan”, the spokesman of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Shokhrukh Giyasov provided additional information about a citizen, who died as a result of torture in Andijan.

“A horrific crime committed by employees of the Andijan city DIA on May 30 was a major stain in the system. If we don’t start bigger changes in the system, this stain will remind us of our shortcomings.

“After the incident, the leadership of the Andijan region’s police department, representatives of the khokimiyat and the prosecutor’s office investigated the situation, and the perpetrators were arrested,” he noted.

Shokhrukh Giyasov said that employees of the police department visited the family of the deceased and apologized to them.

“In this situation, no matter how many times apologize to relatives of the deceased, it will not rectify our error. From now on, we will try to show our apology by doing good deeds in the system,” the MIA representative emphasized.

Shokhrukh Giyasov also informed about the situation with the deceased citizen.

It is noted that the deceased A. A. was taken out of his house in the evening by police officers in order to review the application. In this case, the term for consideration of the application was violated, the citizen was taken out in the evening, and during the interrogation, the order was violated by police officers as they did not inform his supervisor.

“Prosecutor’s office will assess the situation. If the MIA itself receives allegations of torture, a working group will be set up immediately. A working group was established to study the incident in Andijan. As a result of the investigation, three police officers have been arrested, five have been fired, one has been relieved of his post, and 19 others have been punished,” Shokhrukh Giyasov said.

It should be recalled that on May 30, 2020, citizen A. A., a resident of the Salohiyat Street, Andijan city, was admitted to the Andijan branch of the Republican Emergency Medical Service with bodily injuries.

It was established that criminal investigation officers brought the citizen A. A. to the administrative building of the DIA on the basis of an application. They illegally detained him using violence that endangered his life and health, causing serious damage to his rights and legitimate interests.

He died on June 11 due to injuries sustained as a result of the beating.

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