UZBEKISTAN. DEATH SENTENCES REVISED
April 29, 2008: with capital punishment in the country abolished, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan began the process of revising death sentences in April. Tamara Chikunova, the head of Mothers Against Death Sentence and Torture (Uzbek non-governmental organization), says seventeen sentences have been revised already.
All those sentenced for murder were given 20 to 25 years imprisonment.
The Supreme Court detracted the time the criminals had already spent behind the bars from the new sentence. The prisoners whose verdicts were already revised have been transferred from death row in Tashkent to prisons and colonies in Andijan, Urgench, Nukus, Karshi, and Navoi.
Of the seventeen death sentences already revised, not one of the convicts drew a life sentence. (Sources: Central Asia News, 29/04/2008)