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UZBEKISTAN LAWS: 1. Has a sodomy law, punishable with up to 3 years in prison for anal
sex. Oral sex is legal. Lesbian sex is not mentioned in the law.

Source:    http://www.interpol.int/Public/Children/SexualAbuse/NationalLaws/

Uzbekistan - Ouzbékistan - Uzbekistán                        Tashkent

I. Ages for legal purposes
Age of simple majority       The legal age of majority is sixteen (16) years old.

Age of consent for sexual activity
The legal age of consent for sexual activity is sixteen (16) years old.

Age of consent for marriage
The legal age of consent for marriage is seventeen (17) years old.

II. Rape
Clause 118 of the Criminal Code
" (3) The rape of a person who was obviously less than eighteen (18) years old,
shall be punished with imprisonment for ten (10) to fifteen (15) years.

(4) The rape of a person who was obviously less than fourteen (14) years old, shall be punished
with imprisonment for fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years or with capital punishment (death
penalty). "

III. Other forms of child sex abuse
‘Forced satisfaction of the sex requirement in the unnatural form’, Clause 119 of the Criminal Code

" (3) The satisfaction of sexual needs in unnatural form using violence, threats or taking
advantage of the helplessness of the victim, committed on a person who was obviously less than
eighteen (18) years old, shall be punished with imprisonment for ten (10) to fourteen (14) years.

(4) The action committed on a person who was obviously less than fourteen (14) years old, shall
be punished with imprisonment for fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years or with capital punishment
(death penalty)."

‘Sexual relations with a person under sixteen (16) years of age’, Clause 128 of the Criminal Code
" (1) A sexual relation or satisfaction of sex requirements in the unnatural form with a person who
was obviously less than sixteen (16) years old, shall be punished by corrective labour measures
for up to two (2) years or by the arrest up to six (6) months, or with imprisonment for up to three
(3) years.

(2) The same actions committed :
a) by a dangerous recidivist ;
b) by a person who committed previously the crimes, foreseen by clause 118 or 119 of this Code-
-shall be punished with imprisonment for three (3) to five (5) years. "

‘Depraved actions on a person under sixteen (16) years of age’, Clause 129 of the Criminal Code
" Committing depraved actions, without using violence, on a person who was obviously less than
sixteen (16) years old, shall punished by corrective labour measures from two (2) to three (3) years
or with imprisonment for up to five (5) years. "

‘Spreading of venereal diseases or the disease of AIDS’, Clause 113 of the Criminal Code
" (3) Voluntarily exposing an other person to infection with a venereal disease or infecting an other
person with a venereal disease, knowing about the availability of the disease, committed on a minor,
shall be punished with imprisonment for five (5) to eight (8) years.

(4) Deliberately putting in danger of infection or infecting by the disease of AIDS, shall be
punished with imprisonment for eight (8) to ten (10) years. "

IV. Child prostitution
‘Compulsion of a woman to join in sex intimacy’, Clause 121 of the Criminal Code
" (1) The compulsion of a woman to sexual intercourse or the satisfaction of sexual needs in the
unnatural form by a person to whom the woman was in official, financial or other state of
dependence, shall be punished by corrective labour measures for up to two(2) years or by arrest
for up to six (6) months.

(2) The same action, entailed with the sexual relation or satisfaction of the sexual needs in
unnatural form - is punished by the corrective labour measures from two to three (3) years or by
the imprisonment from three (3) to five (5) years. "

‘Inducing a minor into antisocial behaviour’, Clause 127 of the Criminal Code
" Inducing a minor to commit a crime shall be punished with imprisonment for five (5) to ten (10) years. "

V. Child pornography
‘Making and spreading of pornographic things’, Clause 130 of the Criminal Code
" Making pornographic things with the purpose of demonstrating or spreading them, as well as to
demonstrate and spread them among persons who didn’t reach twenty one (21) years of age,
committed after the use of administrative recovery for such action, shall be punished with a
penalty from fifty (50) to one hundred (100) minimum rates of wages or by corrective labour
measures for up to three (3) years, or by arrest for up to six (6) months with the confiscation of
property. "

 

 

 

 

LEGISLATION


 

UZBEKISTAN

Legislation against child sex tourism

Laws and regulations which can be used to:

  • prohibit or prevent the organization and advertising of sex tours and trips
Penal Code Act
Art. 131 on illegal prostitution establishments & procuration
Art. 128 on sexual intercourse with minors under 16
Art. 129 corruption of minors under 16
Art. 135 "recruitment of people with a view to their sexual and other exploitation by imposure
  • prohibit or prevent the organization and advertising of sex tours and trips especially affecting children
Administrative Code of Uzbekistan, Art. 190

 

Extra-territoriality laws and regulations, allowing to prosecute in your country its nationals for child sex offences committed abroad

  • specific laws applicable to sexual abuse of children
Uzbekistan's Penal Code, Art. 131, chapter 2a
Articles 128, 129

 

Penalties relating to sex offences and crime against children in the country

  • for the sex exploiter (customer)

Age of child (up to)

Penalty

16 years
Up to 2 years of disciplinary work 

Or up to 6 months arrest or 3 to 5 years of imprisonment (depending on type of sexual abuse)
  • for the manager, controller, pimp or owner of a prostitution place

Age of child (up to)

Type of sexual offence/crime

Penalty

16 years Without violence Disciplinary work up to 2 years or arrest up to 6 months
16 years Other 2-3 years disciplinary work or up to 5 years imprisonment
  • for the offender who detains or confines another person for prostitution

Age of child (up to)

Type of sexual offence/crime

Penalty

16 years
Art. 136; Recruiting people with a view to their sexual or other exploitation by imposture
6 months of arrest with property confiscation;
imprisonment up to 5 years
5 - 8 years imprisonment with property confiscation
A fine between 50 - 100 monthly salaries

 

 

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