07 June 2005 :it was reported that Uzbekistan executed Akhrorkhodzha Tolipkhodzhayev, bringing to at least 10 the number killed since a 2003 UN appeal for it to suspend the death penalty due to torture concerns, the human rights group Mothers Against Execution and Torture said.
Tolipkhodzhayev, a 25-year-old soldier, was executed by firing squad, said Tamara Chikunova, director of the group.
She said Tolipkhodzhayev, convicted of murdering two children while robbing a flat, had been extradited from next- door Kazakhstan where he had been imprisoned for robbery. But there was evidence his confession was extracted under torture.
"Documents from the military hospital confirm he was admitted with heavy wounds to his body. This was during the investigation," Chikunova said.