Independent Uznews.Net is back in business and reports that Dadahon Hasanov, a prominent Uzbek poet and singer, will face trial in Tashkent on September 5. Hasanov, 66, is to be tried for his song on the massacre in Andijan on May 13, 2005. Investigators from the Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office and Tashkent Municipal Prosecutor's Office are convinced that Hasanov violated three articles of the Criminal Code of Uzbekistan [...]According to Ikramov, charges against Hasanov were pressed in the wake of the arrest and trial of two Erk activists in the Bukhara region. Hazrat Ahmedov and Jamol Kutliyev were arrested because the cab driver that had taken them somewhere once told the National Security Committee that his fares had been listening to Hasanov's song about Andijan in his cab.This listening to a song earned Ahmedov 4 and Kutliyev 7 years imprisonment. [...]
It is said in “the bill of particulars” that in November 9, 2005 Gijduvan district NSS of Bukhara region received a written complaint from a citizen Husniddin Sayfiyevich Avazov, driver of private minibus with registration number 21E 8200, model “Ford”, saying that passenger Hazrat Ahmedov listened to songs dedicated to Andijan events on May 13, 2005 singed by Dadaxon Hasanov.In accordance to this denunciation, Hazrat Ahmedov and Jamol Kutliev who is the head physician of children’s hospital, members of “Erk” Democratic Party of Uzbekistan were arrested and against them started criminal case with articles 159, 216, 244-1, 244-2 of the Criminal Code of Uzbekistan. In March 2006 J. Kutliev and H. Ahmedov were convicted for 7 and 4 years of imprisonment respectively. [...]
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