The Border Guard Directorate at the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Tajikistan has refused to pay compensation to Private Shahbol Mirzoyev, who was seriously injured in hazing incident.

A military court of Dushanbe Garrison ruled yesterday that the Border Guard Directorate must pay 40,600 somoni to Shahbol Mirzoyev, including 36,600 somoni for material damages and 4,000 somoni for moral damages.

Meanwhile, the Border guard Directorate does not agree with the ruling handed down by the court and intends to appeal against it.    

Recall, Shahbol Mirzoyev suffered severe spinal injuries and became paralyzed as the result of bullying in March 2014.

The Dushanbe military court on June 19, 2014 sentenced a military doctor Usmonali Ghairatov to nine years in jail for seriously damaging Mirzoyev’s health.  Ghairatov was found guilty of hazing, inflicting bodily harm, and leaving a serviceman in danger.

The court also ruled that Ghairatov must pay 8,000 somoni to Shahbol Mirzoyev’s relatives to compensate for moral damages, and 5,700 somoni to cover Mirzoyev’s treatment in hospital.

In November 2914, Mirzoyev’s relatives filed a lawsuit against the Border Guard Directorate in the court of the Dushanbe military garrison, demanding 241,000 somoni in compensation for moral and material damage.  They demand 97,000 somoni in moral damage and 144,000 somoni in material damage.

On May 25, 2015, the court in the Dushanbe military garrison ordered the Main Border Guard Directorate to pay 117,265 somoni to Shahbol Mirzoyev for moral and material damages, including 97,265 somoni for material damages and 20,000 somoni for moral damages. 

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Tajikistan in August 2015 reversed the Dushanbe military court’s ruling of May 25 and sent the case for reconsideration to the Dushanbe military court.  Since that time, consideration of the case has been repeatedly postponed.