Tuesday, 26, May, 2020

On March 18, the Tashkent city criminal court ended the trial against Gulnara Karimova and members of the criminal group organized by her, the press service of the Supreme Court said in a statement.

Following a closed court session, the court found Gulnara Karimova guilty of organizing a criminal group, fraud, embezzlement, legalization of proceeds of crime and other crimes.

The court sentenced Gulnara Karimova to 13 years and 4 months in prison. In line with the provisions of criminal law, the term of serving a sentence is counted from August 21, 2015.

Other defendants were sentenced on the basis of the severity and social danger of their involvement, the statment said.

The court sentenced N. Sodiqov to 20 years in prison, O. Sviridov to 17 years and 3 months, A. Ergashev to 18 years and 1 month, S. Sobirova to 17 years 1 month.

Gayane Avakyan will be in probation for 5 years, 3 months and 21 days with a 3-year probationary period.

J. Abdurakhmanov and B. Teshabaev are relieved from liability in connection with: the expiration of the statute of limitations for prosecution.

Gulnara Karimova in August 2015 was sentenced to five years of house arrest. Officially, this became known in July 2017. At that time, the investigation of another criminal case against her continued.

At that time, the investigation of another criminal case against her continued. The total amount of damage caused to the interests of the state and citizens in two criminal cases was estimated at 3.7 trillion soums, or US$ 440 million.

Due to violation of house arrest terms, on March 5 that year she was tarnsferred to the general regime colony No. 21 of the Zangiata district of Tashkent province.

In August last year, the Prosecutor General’s Office announced the initiation of new criminal cases against her on the facts of embezzlement and making transactions contrary to the interests of Uzbekistan, as well as seizure by extortion of property of others on an especially large scale.

In December, the Office announced the presence of another criminal case emerging “due to newly discovered circumstances” and reports from international structures and citizens.

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