EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: EUR 60/18/93
14 September 1993
Further information on UA 291/93 (EUR 60/15/93, 26 August 1993) - Death Penalty
TADZHIKISTAN:Adzhik ALIYEV, islamic scholar
(in cyrillic _____ _____)
Amnesty International has learned that Adzhik Aliyev, who has been sentenced
to death in Tadzhikistan, was represented at his trial in the Supreme Court
by a lawyer appointed by his family. The concern raised in the earlier Urgent
Action that Adzhik Aliyev's trial may have been unfair because he was not
represented during trial proceedings by a lawyer of his own choosing was
therefore without foundation.
Amnesty International remains deeply concerned that Adzhik Aliyev has been
sentenced to death. It is continuing to call on the authorities in Tadzhikistan
not to uphold this death sentence.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and airmail
letters in Russian, English or in your own language:
- calling on the Chairman of the Supreme Council (parliament) to commute the
death sentence passed on Adzhik Aliyev should a petition for clemency come
- calling for commutation of all pending death sentences in Tadzhikistan.
1) The Chairman of the Supreme Council, Imamali Rakhmonov
Verkhovny Sovet Respubliki Tadzhikistan
Predsedatelyu Rakhmonovu I.
Telegrams: Tadzhikistan, Dushanbe, Verkhovny Sovet, Predsedatelyu
Faxes: + 7 3772 22 69 71
Salutation: Dear Chairman
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
The Chairman of the Supreme Court, I.Kh. Khodizhayev
Verkhovny sud Respubliki Tadzhikistan
Predsedatelyu Khodizhayevu I.Kh.