10:26 / 06.06.2024

Blogger Murod Makhsudov sentenced to 7.5 years

On June 4, the Yashnabad district criminal court of Tashkent sentenced 42-year-old blogger Murod Makhsudov to 7.5 years in a general regime colony. Human rights activist Abdurakhmon Tashanov reported this; the information was later confirmed by the press service of the capital’s courts.

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The blogger, who had no previous convictions, was found guilty under Paragraphs “a” and “d” of Article 139-3 (libel combined with an accusation of committing a serious or especially serious crime, as well as committed for mercenary or other base motives), Paragraph “b” of Article 165-2 (extortion committed on a large scale) and Paragraphs “b” and “d” of Article 167-2 (theft by embezzlement of someone else’s property, committed repeatedly and by abuse of official position) of the Criminal Code.

At the same time, the court found Murod Makhsudov not guilty under Parts 1 and 2 of Article 168 of the Criminal Code (fraud and fraud on a significant scale or by prior conspiracy by a group of persons) and rehabilitated him under this article.

Abdurakhmon Tashanov, who is the head of the “Ezgulik” Human Rights Society, said that the trial was held behind closed doors.

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