In Uzbekistan, criminal liability for resisting the authorities will be strengthened. This was reported on the parliamentary website.
It was noted that the draft law “On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Administrative Responsibility Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan” has been developed.
In accordance with this bill, the penalties under the first part of Article 219 of the Criminal Code are being strengthened. That is, the amount of the fine will be increased from 50 to 100 BCAs, the penalty of 1 to 3 years of imprisonment will be introduced, and the penalty of imprisonment will be increased from 1 to 3 years.
According to the deputies, the adoption of this bill will ensure the legal protection of government officials by establishing in the Criminal Code liability for resistance to or use of force against a government official.
For information, Article 219 of the Criminal Code, entitled “Resistance to a government official or a person performing a civic duty”, in practice, that is, active resistance to the lawful activities of a public official or a person performing a civic duty, is punishable by a fine of up to 50 BCAs. Violators may also be sentenced up to 360 hours of compulsory community service or up to 3 years of correctional labor or up to 1 year of restriction of liberty or up to 1 year of imprisonment.
Forcing the persons specified in the first part of this Article to perform their official duties or civic duty in any form, as well as to commit unlawful acts, shall be punishable by up to 3 years of correctional labor or 2 to 5 years of restriction of liberty or up to 5 years of imprisonment.