Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan" entered into force in Uzbekistan. It introduces the restriction of freedom. This kind of criminal punishment was not used in the judicial practice earlier.
The law was passed by the Legislative (lower) House of the Parliament in late July and approved by the upper house - the Senate on August 6. The law, recently signed by President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, was published in the official media August 11. According to the final article, it entered into force on the day of its publication.
According to a new article included in the Criminal Code, the restriction of freedom is a total ban for a convict to leave the house under one pretext or another. Leaving of the house at a certain period of the day is also restricted."
Given the nature of prohibitions (limitations), the court may impose on the convict a number of additional restrictions - not to go to certain places, not to participate in mass and other events, not to engage in certain activities.
Restriction of freedom is imposed for a term from six months to five years.
The appropriate changes and additions to the Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Penal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan were made by the adopted law.
Edited by CN