16 October 2010
04:50 - The Verdict to Abdumalik Boboev, journalist of "Voice of America" has been announced
Today, Mirzo Ulugbek district criminal court has announced its verdict relative to Abdumalik Boboev’s charges of slander, insult, illegal border crossing, and the creation and distribution of materials which may undermine the public order.

The journalist's charge of "illegally passing the border" was dismissed, but the other three charges resulted in 400 minimum wages in fines (18,086,000 sum or $8000).

According to the journalist's lawyer Sergey Mayorov, the charges against Abdumalik Boboev are absurd, and the fight will continue in the legal arena. The verdict will be appealed to the high court.