Eight defendants had their sentences commuted from prison to restricted release, and were released in the courtroom. Dauletmurat Tajimuratov and his defenders’ complaints were not satisfied, and the relevant part of the court verdict was left unchanged.
The Criminal Trial Panel of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan issued a decision on the results of the review of the appeal filed on behalf of 16 convicts in the criminal case related to the events that took place in Karakalpakstan on July 1-2, 2022. At the same time, the prosecutor’s office’s protest against 4 persons who received conditional sentences was considered.
According to the decision of the Supreme Court on June 5, 2023, the judgment of the court of the Republic of Karakalpakstan was changed as follows:
the part of the sentence regarding the punishment of the deceased P. Shamshetov was cancelled. At the same time, house 32 located on J. Seitova Street in Nukus, belonging to the deceased P. Shamshetov, was removed from the register in accordance with Article 290 of the Criminal Procedural Code and returned to the heirs of the deceased in accordance with Articles 47 and 65 of the Constitution of Uzbekistan in the new version;
Complaints filed by B. Kadirbergenov, S. Medetov, B. Seytniyazov, Q. Seytimov, P. Nurniyazov, S. Kalimov, N. Sultamuratov, A. Temirkhanov and their defenders were satisfied.
B. Kadyrbergenov’s sentence of 7-year imprisonment was changed to 5-year deprivation of liberty;
B. Seytniyazov – to 4-year deprivation of liberty;
S. Medetov – to 5-year deprivation of liberty;
Q. Seytimov – to 5-year deprivation of liberty;
P. Nurniyazov – to 4-year deprivation of liberty;
S. Kalimov – 5-year deprivation of liberty;
N. Sultamuratov – to 3-year deprivation of liberty;
A. Temirkhanov – to 5-year deprivation of liberty.
Each day of their pretrial detention was reduced to one day of imprisonment pursuant to Article 62 of the Criminal Code, and they were all released from prison in the courtroom.
The complaints of D. Jiyemuratov, N. Nayipov, R. Bekmuratov, S. Kaipov, A. Tokimbetov, A. Adilbekov and their defenders were partially satisfied.
D. Jiyemuratov’s sentence of 8-year imprisonment was reduced to 6 years;
A. Tokimbetov’s sentence – to 5 years and 6 months;
A. Adilbekov’s sentence – to 5 years;
N. Nayipov’s sentence – to 4 years;
R. Bekmuratov’s sentence – to 6 years;
S. Kaipov’s sentence – to 5 years.
The prosecutor’s protest against the part of the court verdict of the first instance concerning L. Kallikhanova, A. Turdanov, A. Smetullaev and A. Nuratdinov was rejected, and the sentences assigned to them were left unchanged.
The complaints of D. Tajimuratov and his defenders, accused as the organizer of demonstrations, were not satisfied, and the relevant part of the court verdict was left unchanged.
Also, the court directly applied the requirements of Articles 47 and 65 of the Constitution of Uzbekistan and determined that the assets belonging to A. Turdanov, A. Smetullaev, N. Nayipov, R. Bekmuratov, S. Kaipov, Q. Seytimov, which were confiscated in order to compensate for the damages brought in the criminal case, will be removed from seizure and returned to their owners in accordance with Article 290 of the Criminal Procedural Code.
The rest of the sentence was left unchanged.