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Border conflict: Tajiks convicted in Kyrgyzstan released

Authorities of Tajikistan released two Tajiks convicted in Kyrgyzstan. Radio Ozodi (Tajik branch of Azattyk) reported.

Just over a year ago, Abdurozik Abdukakhkhorov and Askar Yunusov were transferred to the city of Khujand (Sughd region of the Republic of Tajikistan) for further serving their sentences.

The court of Batken region sentenced Askar Yunusov and Abdurozik Abdukakhhorov to life imprisonment, finding them guilty under the articles «Crimes against peace» and «Looting» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The border conflict occurred on April 28 in the area of Golovnoi water distribution point. It developed into the use of army units and heavy equipment. 189 Kyrgyzstanis were injured in the events, 36 people died, including children. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated pre-trial proceedings under the article «Crime against peace» of the Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic and assessed the actions of Tajikistan as a military invasion.

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