Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 11
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The amendments to the law "On Citizenship" entered into force in Uzbekistan. According to these amendments, the country's citizens who have committed crimes against peace and security, causing significant harm to the interests of the society and the state, may be deprived of citizenship.
The law "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan" introduces new norms. It has been recently signed by the president and published in the official media August 11. The law was passed by the Legislative (lower) House of the Parliament in late July and approved by the upper house - the Senate during the plenary session August 6.
According to the amendments, the citizenship can be lost if a person has caused significant harm to the interests of the society and the state, engaging in activity for the benefit of a foreign country or by committing the crimes against peace and security.
In addition, new legislation norms providing for the recovery of damage to the state from those found guilty of terrorism, has entered into force.
The following addition has been also made to the law: "the state, which compensated the damage caused by an anti-terrorist operation, has the right to counter demand the person in the amount of the compensation paid, whose faulty actions caused the antiterrorist operation."
Under the Criminal Code, crimes against peace and security are the propaganda of war, aggression, violation of the laws or customs of war, genocide, mercenary activities, admission, recruitment into military service, security forces service, police, military courts and other similar bodies of foreign countries, terrorism, incitement of national, racial or religious hatred.
The law "On Citizenship" comes into force since the date of publication of the decree of the president.
Edited by CN