On May 19, 2019, at 21:30, prisoners, who convicted under Article 401 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code of Tajikistan
, organized unrest in a correctional institution 3/2 of the Main Directorate for the Execution of Criminal Sentences of the Ministry of Justice located in Vahdat in order to destabilize the situation in the institution and escape from it.
The unrest were organized by members of a terrorist and extremist organization Islamic State banned in Tajikistan, and its direct leaders were Buhruz Gulmurod, the son of the former colonel and traitor Gulmurod Halimov, who was killed in Syria, Gulov Fakhriddin, Sharipov Mahmadullo and Hasanov Ruhullo.
This group first barbarously killed three employees of the correctional institution, including Major Burhoniddin Murodov, Major Abdujabbor Halimov and Lieutenant Asoev Mahmud Hamidovich with a knife and then released in a punishment cell another eight prisoners, who were also members of the terrorist and extremist organization Islamic State. After that, in order to intimidate prisoners, they barbarously killed five prisoners, including Said Kiyomidini Gozi, Karimov Sattor Samadovich (Makhsumi Sattor) and Sattorov Saidmahdihon (Sheikh Temur), and then beating and wounding dozens of other prisoners.
Then the members of this group set fire to the medical unit of the institution, took several prisoners hostage and attacked the staff of the institution in order to escape.
Following the response operation, which was conducted in accordance with the law, 24 members of this group were neutralized, and 35 others were detained. Hostage takers were released.
On this fact the General Prosecutor’s Office has filed a criminal case and investigation is currently under way.
The usual regime in the institution, where 1,5 thousand people are serving their sentences, has been restored and the situation is under control.
Press Service of the Main Directorate
for the Execution of Penalties of the
Ministry of Justice of Tajikistan