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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

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Article 160. Breaking the Order for Conducting and Organizing Meetings, Mass-Meetings, Demonstrations, Street Processions, Picketing

(1) Breaking the order for conducting and organizing meetings, mass-meetings, demonstrations, street processions, picketing after imposing an administrative penalty for this act, is punishable by a fine of 1000 to 2000 times the minimum monthly wage or imprisonment for up to 2 years.

(2) The same actions committed using an official position or causing a crime, are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 3 to 5 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or be engaged in a certain activity for up to 5 years or without it.

Article 161. Impeding Conducting of a Meeting, Demonstration, Procession, Picketing or Participation in Them

(1) Unlawful impeding a meeting, demonstration, procession, picketing or participation in them, or forcing to participation, if these actions were committed by violence or threat of violence, is punishable by a fine in the amount of 1000 to 1500 times the minimum monthly wage or imprisonment for up to 3 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or be engaged in certain activities for up to 3 years or without it.

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Article 188. Mass Disorders

(1) Organizing mass disorders, which were along with violence upon personality, pogroms, arsons, damage or destroying property, using firearms, explosive mechanisms or explosives, as well as resistance to authorities using weapons or other objects, which can be used as weapons, as well as participation in these actions is punishable by imprisonment for a period of 5 to 12 years.

(2) Appeals to an active disobedience to lawful requests of representatives of authority, and to a mass disorder, as well as appeals to violence on citizens are punishable by up to 2 years of restriction of liberty, or confinement of 2 to 4 months, or up to 3 years of imprisonment.

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Article 237. Hooliganism

(1) Hooliganism, i.e. intentional actions, rudely violating the public order , accompanied by violence to citizens, as well as destroying and damaging property, is punishable by a fine in the amount of 500 to 1000 times of the monthly minimum wage or by confinement for a period of 3 to 6 months, or by up to 2 years' imprisonment.

(2) The same acts, if they :

are punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of 2 to 5 years.

(3) Hooliganism committed:

is punishable by deprivation of freedom for a period of 5 t 10 years.

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