The programme also said that Jumayev was trying to cover up his son’s crimes by spreading "groundless" reports on Internet websites and foreign media outlets. Jumayev’s "anti-constitutional" poems were also found during a search of his house, the TV said. The following is an excerpt from the programme broadcast by the Uzbek TV First Channel on 21 January; subheadings inserted editorially:
[Correspondent over video of an elderly man; a hospital] Our elders say that a person is not born an offender. However, he [his character] is determined by environment and mainly family upbringing. Maybe, Mashrab Yusufjon ogli is also facing this kind of challenges and strict laws of life. But today, he committed the second crime.
Father covers up son’s crime
On 4 December 2007, Mashrab Yusufjon ogli stabbed [Uzbek] citizen Farhod Boboyev and inflicted a serious body injury on him.
[Passage omitted: Mashrab Yusufjon ogli’s wife and his nephew detail how the crime was committed; a forensic expert says that an examination established that the victim was seriously injured and is currently getting medical treatment]
[Correspondent over the still pictures of Mashrab and Yusuf] Mashrab Yusufjon ogli was born in [Uzbek southwestern] Buxoro Region’s Qorakol District in 1985. He is Uzbek and has been living with two wives at the same time. He has two children. In 2007, he was convicted under Article 169 Clause 2, Article 127 Clause 3 of the Uzbek Criminal Code.
While investigation agencies were investigating this criminal case, the defendant’s father, Yusuf Jumayev, spread various groundless and unfounded reports on Internet websites by covering up the crime and politicizing it.
[Nargiza Hamroyeva captioned as the defendant’s wife] I did not want my husband to be jailed and then I wrote that appeal. I also spread various slanders about police officers. I thought that they would get angry at my actions and would jail me. And if I were jailed instead of him [my husband], I thought that anyway, I am a woman and would not be sentenced to a long prison term. I did not want my husband to be jailed.
[Passage omitted: a prosecutor says that the Qorakol district interior directorate probed into this case by charging Mashrab under certain articles of the Criminal Code; the case was passed to the district criminal court on 28 December 2007, he says]
[Correspondent over video of a hospital; still pictures of Yusuf Jumayev] It is a known fact that Mashrab Yusufjon ogli committed a crime by stabbing Farhod Boboyev and inflicting serious body injuries on him. In line with Uzbek legislation, the offender will certainly get an appropriate punishment.
Yusuf Jumayev’s inappropriate claims aimed at clearing his son, Mashrab Yusufjon ogli, even his politicizing the case and confusing [people] by raising various problems in various international media outlets, and shouting with all his voice are nothing but a bad cock’s crowing at late night and wishing bad things.
Accused of knocking down policemen
There is a reason for expressing these slightly critical opinions. [Video shows the reconstruction of a police officer being knocked down]
[Shonazar Torayev captioned as a deputy head of the Buxoro regional interior directorate] On 10 December , the [Buxoro] regional interior directorate received information that [the driver] of an unidentified car had knocked down Alijon Nazarov, deputy head of the Qorakol District interior directorate, and Tolqinjon Isoqov, an inspector from the crime prevention department, and escaped. After we received this report, the regional interior directorate’s special group led by me went to Qorakol District and carried out an investigation into this case on the spot. The investigation established that indeed, Yusuf Olloqulovich Jumayev, a resident of Qorakol District’s Xirs village, arrived at a bazaar together with his son, Boburjon Yusufjon ogli, on his car. It was peaceful and calm at the bazaar, people were doing their shopping, and nobody paid attention to him. And after he could not carry out his plan at the bazaar, he went to the Qorakolteks factory in the district. While he was being photographed in front of the factory, an inspector came up to him, and asked whether he [Jumayev] had permission from the district administration for his actions. He insulted the interior agencies and all the law-enforcement agencies and escaped. [disjointed sentence] When policemen tried to stop this unidentified car, he ran them over and escaped. At present, our two staff members are indeed receiving treatment at the central hospital over this incident, and we are searching for Yusuf Jumayev, his son and family members.
[Passage omitted: a witness says the Jumayevs knocked down the policemen; policeman Nazarov, on a hospital bed, says that the offenders hit him as he tried to stop their car. He says the offenders insulted him]
[Correspondent over the still picture of Yusuf Jumayev] Yusuf Olloqulovich Jumayev was born in Buxoro Region’s Qorakol District in 1958. He is Uzbek and married with six children. In 1994, he was convicted under Article 92 Clause 1 of the Uzbek Criminal Code and was involved in two-year correctional labour.
On 11 September 2001, in line with a ruling by the Olot District criminal court, he was convicted under Article 105 Clause 1 of the Uzbek Criminal Code and was given two-year correctional punishment.
On 24 December 2001, the Buxoro regional criminal court sentenced Jumayev to three years in prison under Article 159 Clause1 of the Uzbek Criminal Code. [Passage omitted: the prosecutor says a criminal case has been launched against Yusuf Jumayev and his son Bobur over the incident]
[Correspondent over video papers] The house of the defendant, Yusuf Jumayev, was searched under the district prosecutor’s sanction on 10 December 2007.
[Sharif Muhsinov captioned as Qorakol District prosecutor] Collections of poems opposing the constitutional order in Uzbekistan, anti-constitutional poems, DVDs and CDs sent from abroad and the Internet [materials] were found. The exhibits were comprehensively examined to check to what extent the DVDs, CDs and the collections of poems corresponded with the [Uzbek] legislation.
[Correspondent over video of people in the streets; draft poems] We are witnessing that the last 16 years of Uzbekistan’s history were full of great events for our nation, and the nation’s sacred dreams came true. Yusuf Jumayev, in his poems and drafts, searches for some dirt in society. Jumayev’s poems reflect his attempts to position himself as a patriot of the country in a depressed manner.
[Passage omitted: Jumayev’s poetic passions do not clear him of the crime]
[Defendant Yusuf Jumayev speaking from the dock during his trial at the Buxoro regional criminal court on 24 December 2004] Indeed, in my drafts and poems, I dedicated poems to Muhammad Solih [Uzbek opposition leader], Juma Namangoniy, Tohir Yoldosh [Uzbek Islamic militants] and former Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev. In my poems, I supported [them]. I have realized my mistakes and my guilt. I realize my guilt. Picturing again certain features of my creative work in my life journey, thinking them over again, I have realized my guilt. Also, I was neither a member of Erk nor Birlik [Uzbek opposition parties], I neither asked for help from any international organization. I asked for pardon, forgiveness, during a big meeting in my neighbourhood where the neighbourhood people participated. The people of the neighbourhood decided to forgive me. Dear judge, dear prosecutor, fully confessing to my mistakes and guilt, I also ask for your pardon.
Under father’s curse
[Qalandar Jumayev captioned as Yusuf Jumayev’s relative, speaking at a neighbourhood discussion of Yusuf Jumayev’s case on 24 December 2001] The people like Yusuf Jumayev are not grateful. How can one assess this? Who will forgive these kinds of ungrateful people? He is not committing this action for the first time. The nation may forgive, the president may forgive [him]. But he has been convicted twice before. He has not improved. He is missing for eight months. How can one asses this? [words indistinct] He is saying that he will improve, start a new life, and educate his children. No. When can Yusuf Jumayev start a new life? He has been poisoned to his blood. [disjointed sentences] Many people from the district and region have died because of him. He has complained about many people. He is my relative. God will not forgive him! He is cursed by his father! I have also told this to the regional and district heads. He has killed his father alive!
[Correspondent over video of Jumayev’s trial] Yusuf Jumayev fully admitted his crimes and asked for pardon in the courtroom, but today, he again committed another crime.
[Passage omitted: another man from the neighbourhood criticizes Jumayev’s actions; another woman, then the head of a regional tax agency, accuses Jumayev of extorting money from her; the programme praises the policemen for ensuring peace]
[Correspondent over video of a police car] Our laws stipulate punishment for each crime. It is natural that Yusuf Jumayev will be punished for his actions. It is regrettable that his children are also suffering from bad family upbringing. Of course, a court will pass an impartial and final ruling.
Source: BBC Monitoring/Uzbek TV