71. Safarov, Honsait

Biography: Born in 1976, District Council Secretary of B.Ovezov, the city of Tallimarzhon, Nishon District, Qashqadaryo Province, Uzbekistan. He is an Uzbek citizen.

Arrest and conviction: Turkmenistan special services staff lured him on the pretext of selling cheap gasoline. He was arrested in December 2002, but according to another version of the events, he was kidnapped in Uzbekistan. The video recording of his “confession” was aired on TV, on December 18, 2002. He was sentenced in January 2003 under Articles 14-101 Part 2, paragraphs “a”, “b”, “f”, “g”, “h”, “i”, “l”; 129 Part 3; 169 Part 1, 2; 174 Part 2; 176 Part 1; 214 Part 2; 218 Part 1, 2, 3; 231 Part 4, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 235 Part 2, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 254 Part 4, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 271 Part 3; 273 Part 1; 275 Part 1; 287 Part 3 of the Turkmenistan Criminal Code. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment: 5 years in prison, the rest in a penal colony. His property would be confiscated.