Capital punishment in Uzbekistan
Capital punishment in Uzbekistan has been abolished.
On August 1, 2005, President Islam Karimov signed a decree stating that “the death penalty shall be cancelled in the Republic of Uzbekistan as of January 1, 2008, as a form of criminal punishment and shall be replaced by sentence for life or long prison terms”. The reason given for the three-year delay was the need to build new prisons to house people condemned to life terms instead of death.
The last execution in Uzbekistan took place in 2005.
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