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Uzbekistan: Further information on Death Penalty / possible imminent execution

, رقم الوثيقة: EUR 62/030/1999

On 20 December 1999, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan turned down Arsen Arutyunyan and Danis Sirazhev's appeal against their death sentences. Although they will now appeal to the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Amnesty International is concerned that this could mean that their execution will take place very soon.

PUBLIC AI Index: EUR 62/30/99
21 December 1999
Further information on EXTRA 178/99 (EUR 62/29/99, 14 December 1999) - Death
Penalty / Possible imminent execution
UZBEKISTANArsen Albertovich ARUTYUNYAN, aged 20
Danis Vladimirovich SIRAZHEV, aged 24
On 20 December 1999, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan turned down Arsen Arutyunyan
and Danis Sirazhev’s appeal against their death sentences. Although they will
now appeal to the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, Amnesty
International is concerned that this could mean that their execution will take
place very soon.
According to reliable sources the two lawyers of the young men did not have
access to the 100-page handwritten material for the hearing until 15 minutes
before the start of the trial. Only the two lawyers and the family of Laylo
Aliyeva, the murder victim, were allowed in the courtroom during the hearing
by the Collegium of the Supreme Court.
The two men were charged with the April 1998 killing of the famous Uzbek singer,
Laylo Aliyeva, and sentenced to death on 3 November 1999. Although they confessed
to killing her, the organization is seriously concerned that their confessions
were extracted under duress. In addition, Arsen Arutyunyan's family have
apparently been threatened, including an attempted assault on his sister,
forcing some of them to flee the country.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/E-mails/faxes/express/
airmail letters in Russian or in your own language:
- urging the President to use his constitutional authority to commute the death
sentences passed on Arsen Arutyunyan and Danis Sirazhev, as well as all other
death sentences that come before him;
- urging that a moratorium be imposed on death sentences and executions pending
a comprehensive review of the death penalty;
- expressing concern at allegations that Arsen Arutyunyan's and Danis Sirazhev's
confessions were extracted under duress and asking the authorities to launch
an independent and impartial investigation into these allegations;
- asking for assurances that the safety of both men’s families be guaranteed.
APPEALS TO: (Please note that fax numbers can be difficult to obtain. If a
voice answers, repeat “fax” until connected)
President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Respublika Uzbekistan
700163 g. Tashkent
ul. Uzbekistanskaya, 43
Rezidentsia prezidenta
Prezidentu Respubliki Uzbekistan
KARIMOVU I.A.
Telegrams: Prezidentu Karimovu, 700163 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Faxes: + 998 71 139 53 15 / 139 53 25
e-mails: uzinfo@uzinfo.gov.uz
Salutation:Dear President Karimov
Head of the Clemency Department at the President's Office
Respublika Uzbekistan
2
700000 g. Tashkent
Apparat Prezidenta
Respubliki Uzbekistan
Otdel po voprosam pomilovaniya
Zaveduyushchemu otdelom
AKHMANOVU N.
Telegrams: Akhmanovu N., Otdel pomilovaniya, 700000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Salutation: Dear Mr Akhmanov
COPIES TO:
Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Respublika Uzbekistan
700183 g. Tashkent
ul. Abdulla Kodiri, 1
Verkhovny Sud Respubliki Uzbekistan
Predsedatelyu MINGBAYEVU U.
Faxes:+ 998 71 141 00 28
Oliy Majlis Commissioner for Human Rights
Respublika Uzbekistan
700008 g. Tashkent
pl. Mustakillik, 2
Oliy Majlis Respubliki Uzbekistan
Upolnomochennoy po pravam
cheloveka pri Oliy Majlis
RASHIDOVOY S.
Faxes: + 998 71 139 85 55
E-mails:mtillaboev@oliymajlis.gov.uz
General Procurator of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Respublika Uzbekistan
700047 g. Tashkent
ul. Ya. Gulyamova, 66
Prokuratura Respubliki Uzbekistan
Generalnomu prokuroru
KHUDAYKULOVU U.Ch.
Faxes: + 998 71 133 99 36
and to diplomatic representatives of Uzbekistan accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.

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