Tuesday, 24, April, 2018

National

On March 17, the requirements were approved for equipping pre-schools that passed state registration under the Ministry of Justice with games, toys, furniture, resources and other technical equipment, the Ministry of Preschool Education said.

On 26-27 March, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini will be in Uzbekistan to participate in the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan: "Peace process, security cooperation and regional connectivity".

Starting from March 22, Uzbekistan Railways has launched Tashkent-Bishkek-Rybachye train service, the company said in a statement.

The Code on Administrative Liability could be supplemented with an article criminalizing paying for sex. The draft amendments were published by the Ministry of Justice for public discussion.

The Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office reported that a probe is currently ongoing against the former First Deputy Prosecutor of Tashkent city Miraglam Mirzayev, as well as his wife and son, over allegations of taking bribes on a particularly large scale and committing other offenses.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated the people of Uzbekistan on Nawruz holiday, celebrated on March 21.

The civil society activist Gaybullo Jalilov, who was sentenced in 2009 on security related charges and for membership in an unregistered religious organization, and who always maintained his innocence, has been released.

Samarkand province governor Turobjon Juraev commented on the accident in Samarkand's Kattakurgan district, where a Diana Enikeeva, 23, a school teacher, died hit by a truck.

Diana Enekeeva, 23, a female teacher in Samarkand's Kattakurgan district died after she was hit by Kamaz heavy load truck when she was cleaning the Samarkand-Bukhara highway ahead of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's trip to Samarkand, Xabar.uz reported.

On 15-16 March 2018, the European Union and the Republic of Uzbekistan held their 14th Subcommittee meeting on Justice and Home Affairs, Human Rights and related issues in Tashkent.