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NO to the Death Penalty
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       Comunità di Sant'Egidio

 

Azamat Uteev

Uzbekistan -   21 years old 

Sentenced to death

 


His story

Azamat was sentenced to death on June, 28th 2002 by the Supreme Court of Karakalpakstan for an alleged murder of a 15 years old girl, a crime he affirms he was forced to confess during the interrogation by the police. At the opening of his trial, Azamat took back his wrung confession, but the judges ignored his words and did not started up any enquiry on the behaviour of the police officers. In Uzbekistan, an inmate's execution happens under a full secrecy, so that his relatives are neither warned of their next of kin's day of death, nor of the place where he is buried. Entering the death row for everyone indeed means disappearing in the most absolute darkness.

 

The appeal to save Azamat

The Community of Sant'Egidio invites everybody to share its appeal aiming to spare Azamat's life from the execution, sending the following statement to the competent authorities of Uzbekistan by fax or e-mail.

 

URGENT APPEAL BROUGHT IN BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO

TO SAVE THE LIFE OF AZAMAT UTEEV, SENTENCED TO DEATH

 Your Excellencies We are writing to express our deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to death Mr. Azamat Uteev after he was forced to confess under torture and subjected to an unfair trial. 

We urge you to intervene on his behalf to prevent that cruel and inhuman punishment from being meted out against him.

 We implore you to ensure that cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out. 

Respectfully yours

 (signature and date)

 

Addresses:

President of  Uzbekistan

Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov

Fax: +998 71 2 89 00 46

 [(writing on the top of your fax): “tel.: 139 53 75; 139 82 60; 139 59 29; 

Prezidentu RU; KARIMOVU  I.A.”)]

E-mail: [email protected] 


 City Procurator of Tashkent

Mels Inamovich Naimov

Fax: +998 71 2 89 00 46  (writing on the top of your fax: “tel. 77 68 68; 77 68 14”)


Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights

Sayora Rashidova

E-mail: [email protected]

             [email protected] 


Minister of Foreign Affairs

Abdulaziz Khafizovich Komilov

Fax: +998 71 139 15 17