KHUJAND, May 15, 2015, Asia-Plus  -- Rustam Jourayev, the director of Bobojonghafourov’s Nazari Nek bazaar, has got a long jail term for beating teenager to death

The Sughd regional court sentenced Rusrtam Jourayev to 17½ years in prison on May 15.

The trial began on April 13 and Rustam Jourayev shared the dock with the bazaar guard chief Ahliddin Fayziyev and one of the bazaar guards, Bobour Yusupov.

Ahliddin Fayziyev and Bobour Yusupov were sentenced to 16 years and three months each.

An official source at the Sughd regional court says The sentence followed their conviction on charges of killing of a person known to be minor or the helpless (Article 104 of Tajikistan’s Penal Code) and deliberately inflicting light bodily harm (Article 112).

The convicts will serve their terms in a high-security penal colony.

We will recall that according to the Interior Ministry’s office for Sughd, the Nazari Nek bazaar director Rustam Jourayev, the bazaar guard chief Ahliddin Fayziyev and the bazaar guard Bobour Yusupov detained two inmates of the Chkalovsk boarding school on the bazaar’s territory in the night of January 15.  The teenagers reportedly stole food products and 380 somoni.

“The men severely beat the teenagers and one of them, who had neither father nor mother, died later in hospital,” Akbar Sharipov, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry’s office in Sughd, said.