Two child abductors have got lengthy jail terms.

A court in Dushanbe’s Shohmansour district sentenced Ms. Matlouba Ahmadova and Mr. Rahmonali Ghiyosov to 9 and 8½ years in prison respectively on December 6.

“Matlouba Ahmadova, 48, was convicted on charges of kidnapping and organizing brothel, and Rahmonali Ghiyosov, 24, was convicted on charges of kidnapping,” Ismoil Mirmakhsumiyon, the first deputy head of the Shohmansour district court, told Asia-Plus in an interview.

According to him, Ahmadova will serve her term in a minimum-security penal colony, while Ghiyosov will serve his term in a high-security penal colony.  

The trial of Ahmadova and Ghiyosov began in late October this year.

As it had been reported earlier, a 48-year-old Matlouba Ahmadova, who is owner of a massage salon in Dushanbe, and a 24-year-old Rahmonali Ghiyosov, a nurse boy at the hospital in Dushanbe’s Perviy Sovetskiy area, were arrested on July 20 on suspicion of child abduction.

Ahmadova was reportedly arrested on suspicion of organizing the abduction of the 7-year-old F.B., the daughter of Mrs. Farangis Badalova, who was working as an administrator at Ahmadova’s massage salon.

On June 16 this year, money and documents disappeared from Ahmadova’s office and she suspected Farangis Badalova of taking money and the documents.

Ahmadova applied to the police station in Dushanbe’s Shohmansour district and Badalova was summoned for questioning.  She was reportedly released after police officers were convinced that she has nothing to do with disappearance of money and documents.

Ahmadova reportedly took Badalova’s daughter hostage in token of threat. 

Major Karomatullo Majidov, an officer of military unit 3502 of the Ministry of Interior, who was providing driver services to Matlouba Ahmadova, has reportedly helped solve the child abduction crime.

According to Imrouznews newspaper, Major Majidov has known Matlouba Ahmadova for two years and he was providing driver services to her.

Majidov has to repay bank loans, and therefore, he was additionally earning as a taxi driver, according to Imrouznews.         

Ahmadova reportedly promised to pay him 2,000 U.S. dollars for abduction of the 7-year-old F.B.  Majidov agreed but he informed his commanders of the crime, according to the newspaper.  This reportedly helped solve the crime.

It is to be noted that F.B.’s family lives in the same building as families of cousins Sabina and Malika Aralova and family of Sabohat (Osiya) Dilovarova live.

Recall, Sabina and Malika, age 4 and 6, disappeared under the same circumstances.  The girls disappeared after they went out to play in Dushanbe’s Ayni Street on March 25, 2013.

Senior representatives from the Interior Ministry told journalists on April 23, 2013, that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol had reportedly been involved in the investigation into the disappearance of cousins Sabina and Malika.

The five-year-old Sabohat (Osiya) also disappeared after she went outside to play in the afternoon of August 8, 2014.  Her body was found in the river in the Hisor district on September 13, 2014.

The law enforcement authorities say that Matlouba Ahmadova was not involved in the previous child abduction cases.