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CRIMINAL CODE OF UZBEKISTAN

(1994, with amendments of 2001)

(excerpts)

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CHAPTER 4. SEXUAL CRIMES

Article 118. Rape

Rape, that is, a sexual intercourse committed by force, threats, or abuse of helpless –

shall be punished with imprisonment from three to seven years.

Rape:

  1. of at least two persons;
  2. committed repeatedly, by a dangerous recidivist or a person previously committed a crime envisaged by Article 119 of this Code;
  3. committed by a group of individuals;
  4. committed with a threat to kill –

shall be punished with imprisonment from seven to ten years.

Rape:

  1. of a person known to be under eighteen years of age;
  2. of a close relative;
  3. committed by a member of a mass disorder;
  4. committed by a special dangerous recidivist;
  5. that resulted in a grave consequences –

shall be punished with imprisonment from ten to fifteen years.

Rape of a person known to be under fourteen years of age –

shall be punished with imprisonment from fifteen to twenty years.

(As amended by the Law of 29.08.2001).

Article 121. Coercion of Woman to Sexual Intercourse

Coercion of a woman to a sexual intercourse in a natural or unnatural form by a person, on which the woman was in financial, service, or other dependence –

shall be punished with by correctional labor up to two years or arrest up to six months.

The same actions accompanied with sexual intercourse in a natural or unnatural form –

shall be punished with correctional labor from two to three years or imprisonment from three to five years.

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CHAPTER 6. CRIMES AGAINST FREEDOM, HONOR, AND DIGNITY

Article 135. Engagement of People for Exploitation

Engagement of people for sexual or any other exploitation by deceit –

shall be punished with fine from one hundred to two hundreds minimal monthly wages or correctional labor up to three years, or arrest up to six months.

The same action committed:

  1. repeatedly or by a dangerous recidivist;
  2. by a previous concert by a group of individuals
  3. in respect of a juvenile –

shall be punished with imprisonment up to five years.

The same action committed with a purpose of traffic of such persons outside the Republic of Uzbekistan –

shall be punished with imprisonment from five to eight years.

(As amended by the Law of 29.08.2001).

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Article 138. Forceful Illegal Deprivation of Liberty

Forceful illegal deprivation of liberty –

shall be punished with fine up to fifty minimal monthly wages or correctional labor up to three years, or imprisonment up to three years.

The same action committed with:

  1. inflicting physical suffering;
  2. placement of a victim in conditions endangering life or health;

shall be punished with imprisonment from three to five years.

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