A private soldier of one of military units of the Main Border Directorate under the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) of Tajikistan has been accused of bullying a conscript.

The Dushanbe military court has sentenced Doston Saidov, a private soldier of one of border units to one year in prison.  He will serve his term in a minimum-security penal colony.

A source at the Dushanbe military court says Saidov was found guilty of beating a conscript (Article 373 of Tajikistan’s Pena Code -- breach of statutory rules regulating relations between military servicemen).

The investigation has reportedly established that Saidov beat conscript J. Tuichiyev on April 16 this year.  According to the forensic medical examination, Tuichiyev has sustained minor injuries.