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The Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, at an open session on January 6, chaired by Deputy Head of the Supreme Court Ikrom Muslimov, rehabilitated 120 more people who were repressed in the 1920s-1930s, the press service of the Supreme Court said.

In total, six criminal cases were reviewed, which were submitted to the Supreme Court in December. The list of victims of repression was compiled by a republican working group formed by the Decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev dated October 8, 2020 "On additional measures to further study the heritage and perpetuate the memory of victims of repression."

According to the materials of the case, most of the accused were sentenced to exile or execution with confiscation of property by the "troikas" of the OGPU (United State Political Administration) under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, the statement added.

The Supreme Court upheld the protests submitted on six criminal cases to the Judicial Collegium for Criminal Cases by the Deputy Prosecutor General of Uzbekistan. A total of 120 people were rehabilitated in accordance with Article 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code (“Grounds for Rehabilitation”).

Criminal proceedings

According to the decision of a special meeting of the OGPU council of September 4, 1925, Mirza Ibrohimov Mir Akhur and others (43 people in total) were found guilty of declaring war and participating in armed resistance to the Soviet state under Articles 67 (membership in counter-revolutionary organizations) and 69 (revolutionary movement and active actions or struggle against the proletariat), that is, in the formation of a counter-revolutionary government during the civil war. They were sentenced to exile with confiscation of their property.

By the decision of the OGPU troika of January 24, 1930, Askar Appaq Khoja Khojaev and others (40 people in total) were found guilty of participating in armed resistance to the Soviet state under Article 78 of the UzSSR Criminal Code (banditry) and sentenced to exile and execution with confiscation of property.

By the decision of the OGPU troika of March 24, 1930, Mirza Hoja Abdurakhimov and others (15 people in total) were found guilty of creating a counter-revolutionary secret organization and participation in armed resistance to the Soviet state under Articles 67 and 78 of the Criminal Code of the UzSSR and sentenced to expulsion from Central Asia and execution with confiscation of property.

Under similar articles, Muhammad Sodiq Mansurbekov and others (5 in total) were sentenced to exile and execution with confiscation of property by the decision of the OGPU troika of January 25, 1930.

Togay Amin Safarov and others (12 in total) were sentenced to exile by the decision of the troika of March 19, 1930.

According to the decision of the Supreme Revolutionary Tribunal of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Sadriddin Khon Sharif Khodjaev and others (5 in total) were found guilty of creating a counter-revolutionary secret organization and participation in armed resistance to the Soviet state under Articles 67 and 78 of the Criminal Code of the UzSSSR.

“All these persons were acquitted during the trial. At the same time, justice triumphed and the truth, which had not been revealed for years, triumphed. The pure names of the victims of repression, who selflessly fought for independence and even sacrificed their lives, will forever remain in the hearts of our people, ”the Supreme Court said in a statement.

Last August, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan rehabilitated 115 people who were repressed in the 1920s and 1930s and sentenced to death or imprisonment in GULAGs.

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