As it turned out, the culprits in the criminal case – two former officials who forced underage girls to have sex for months – are still out of prison.
On April 27, the review of the sexual crime case committed against the girls brought up in the family orphanage in Khorezm began on April 27. The trial is taking place in Tashkent. Akrom Utayev, judge of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Trial Panel, informed Kun.uz about this.
“Yulduz Khudoyberganova, the former head of family orphanage No. 1 in Urganch, was sentenced to 5 years in prison by the court of first instance. At the court session on April 27, a decision was made to bring her to Tashkent, where she is currently serving her sentence. The next court session is scheduled for May 4,” Akrom Utayev said.
According to an official of the Supreme Court, Oybek Masharipov, the former head of the Khorezm regional justice department, and Anvar Kuryazov, the head of Yangiarik district emergency department, who had sex with 15-17-year-old children of the family orphanage in Urganch and were sentenced to 1.5 years of imprisonment by the court of first instance for this crime, are currently out of prison. No precautionary measures related to imprisonment have been applied against them.
The judge explained this by the fact that the trial has just begun, and the two officials have not yet been summoned to court. He explained that after Yulduz Khudoyberganova was transferred from the penal institution in Khorezm to Tashkent, her testimony will be heard in court. Then other defendants, victims and witnesses in the criminal case will be interrogated and give testimony in accordance with the procedure established by law.
It should be recalled that the public learned about the details of the heinous crime committed against the children of the family orphanage in Khorezm through Nemolchi.uz project. At that time, 7 months have passed since the verdict of the court of first instance was announced.
Family orphanage No. 1 in Urganch city operated in this house. The house is rented. Photo: Kun.uz
The verdict of the court of first instance was passed in September of last year, and by December, the case was reconsidered in the Khorezm regional court on appeal. It is noteworthy that the application for appeal was filed by the three criminals themselves. That is, the manager hoped that the 5.5-year prison sentence, and the two officials’ 1.5-year sentence (not leaving the house at night) will be further simplified. The regional court left the sentence unchanged.
The fact that the sex crimes continued for months, and the court imposed a non-custodial sentence on the former officials caused a stir. On April 6, the case was heard in the Supreme Court.
In a closed session of the Supreme Court, the part of the decision of the appellate court of the Khorezm regional court on criminal proceedings on December 27, 2022 regarding Oybek Masharipov and Anvar Kuryazov was canceled. The case was decided to be re-examined in the court of the appellate court. The 5.5-year prison sentence imposed on Yulduz Khudoyberganova remained unchanged.
On April 11, it was announced that the appellate court was moved to the capital, and the former head of the Khorezm regional justice department and the former head of Yangiarik district emergency department will be re-prosecuted in the Tashkent city court.