On 6 May, the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan rehabilitated 205 more political prisoners who were victims of repression during the period from 1920 to 1938 in the USSR, the court’s press service reported.

Among those newly rehabilitated is Sadulla Kasimov from Tashkent, who served as chairperson of the Supreme Court of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) (1925−1929) and chairperson of the Tashkent Regional Court (1924−1925).

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In the Kasimov case, he and six others, including judges and lawyers, were convicted on 21 June 1930, receiving sentences ranging from death to lengthy prison terms for charges including embezzlement, corruption, official forgery, and other crimes.

Furthermore, the deputy prosecutor general lodged cassation appeals in 11 criminal cases involving 198 individuals accused of involvement in the Basmachi movement, formation of armed groups, and engaging in armed rebellion or counter-revolutionary activities against the Soviet government during the periods of 1920−1921 and 1930−1938.

Under the supervision of deputy of the Supreme Court Ikrom Muslimov, an open session saw the rehabilitation of the individuals listed.

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The total count of rehabilitated victims of repression has now risen to 1,031.

The compilation of the list of repression victims was undertaken by a republican working group established by the order of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 8 October 2020, aiming to comprehensively study the legacy and honor the memory of those affected by repression.