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Law & Legal Issues


The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan has proposed to tighten the country's rules and requirements to possession of hunting weapons by citizens. Deputy Interior Minister Rashid Zhakupov presented the new draft law “On introduction of changes and additions to some legislative acts on countering terrorism and extremism.” In particular, as part of mandatory control in the territory of Kazakhstan, it is proposed to introduce a ban on long-barreled rifled firearms and ammunition with a caliber greater than the established figure.



On August 25, the lower house of the Tajik Parliament approved the draft law that provides amnesty to some categories of convicted defendants, accused and suspects of crimes, which had been put forward by President Emomali Rahmon on August 17. According to the press service of the republic's parliament, the new law will be the fifteenth of its kind in the years of Tajikistan's independence. It will be applied to 12,000 people, of which about 3,000 people will be released from prisons, and more than 4,000 people will be exempt from non-custodial sentences.


On August 24, the upper house of the Uzbek parliament (the Senate) approved the new draft law “On internal affairs,” which legislates objectives and principles of the Uzbek militia's activities. Thus, police officers are now tasked to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens of the republic, their legitimate interests, public safety and public order, as well as the property of individuals and legal entities. This law will come into force six months after it is signed by the president and published in the local media.



Valeria Kvasina, who lives in Karaganda and is the mother of three children, has lost a large sum of money in a casino, which she received from an unsuspecting friend. Since one of the three children of this unlucky fan of gambling is a young child, the sentence has been suspended. In total, Kvasina is to serve 5 years in prison.


Kvasina Valeria lived in the same house as entrepreneur Askar Sabirov, who was engaged in car sales. Once he helped Valeria to pick up her car from the pound parking lot, and then Sabirov and Kvasina became closer.



In mid-August, Kyrgyzstan will bring into force a law to introduce a stricter liability for extremist and terrorist activities. Head of State Almazbek Atambayev signed it on August 4.



The amendments to the Basic Law of Kyrgyzstan – the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic – have become available to the public through publication on the website of the Jogorku Kenesh. The proposal to introduce such amendments was put forward by several Mps: Chynybay Tursunbekov, Isa Omurkulov, Omurbek Babanov, Kanat Isaev, Bakyt Torobaev, Altynbek Sulaimanov and others. In favor of the need for reforms, the deputies provide the following arguments:



According to the government, the law will not be published by the authorities up until the date of its adoption. As reported earlier, the legislative act is prepared in the framework of the upcoming festive date of the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan.


“The amnesty law is a legal document developed without premature publicity, in an atmosphere of secrecy,” said Barno Sayvalizoda, representative of the executive office of the President of Tajikistan.



On July 13, Tashkent hosted a regular meeting of the Legislative (lower) Chamber of the Uzbek parliament, during which the deputies considered a number of draft laws for further deepening of reforms implemented today in various areas of public life. The issues previously included in the agenda were earlier discussed at meetings of party factions and the deputy group representing the Environmental Movement of Uzbekistan and the committees of the Legislative Chamber, with participation of representatives of civil society institutions, ministries and departments.



In Kyrgyzstan, the republic's government has proposed to introduce a luxury tax for owners of luxury cars and mansions. The corresponding draft law was presented by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic on June 27. “In order to further improve the fiscal policy pursued by the state and implement Kyrgyzstan's fiscal policy for the period 2015-2020, it is expected to implement a series of measures, including introduction of the tax on luxury items by revising the rates applicable to certain types of property (both movable and real estate),” the Ministry points out.


On June 24, the web-site called “Discussion of regulatory legal acts of Uzbekistan” was submitted a new draft law of the republic “On State of Emergency.” Visitors of the web-site have the opportunity to submit comments that will be considered by developers of the draft law and appropriate governance structures. As reported, discussion of the draft law “On State of Emergency” will be completed by July 11, 2016.