Thursday, April 14, 2005

Torture and Execution in Uzbekistan

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind."


Akhrorkhodzha Tolipkhodzhayev, a 25-year-old soldier, was executed by firing squad on March 1, said Tamara Chikunova, director of rights group Mothers Against Execution and Torture.

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.

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