DUSHANBE, May 28, 2015, Asia-Plus – A military court in Dushanbe sentenced soldier of military unit 12019 of the Ministry of Defense, Farrukh Poulodov to 5 ½ years in prison on May 27.

Farrukh Poulodov was found guilty of hazing, inflicting bodily harm.  He will serve his term in a high-security penal colony.

The Public Association “Office of Civil Freedoms” says Farrukh Poulodov severely beat conscript Bahriddin Nasriddinov on March 6, 2015.

Human rights organizations in Tajikistan have criticized the government for not doing enough to stop hazing in the military.