State of emergency declared in Karakalpakstan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev introduced a state of emergency in Karakalpakstan until 2 August 2022.
The head of Uzbekistan signed a corresponding decree "in order to ensure the safety of citizens, protect their rights and freedoms, restore law and order on the territory of the Republic of Karakalpakstan."
The state of emergency was introduced for the period from 00:01 on 3 July 2022 to 00:00 on 2 August 2022.
The state of emergency will be subject to a curfew from 21:00 to 07:00. Commander of the National Guard Rustam Juraev has been appointed head of the commandant's office.
Entry and exit from Karakalpakstan are limited. All public events are prohibited.
The forces and means of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be attracted to Karakalpakstan in accordance with Article 23 of the Law "On the State of Emergency" to protect citizens and ensure security.
The decree also introduces other temporary restrictions in Karakalpakstan:
- strengthening the protection of public order, especially important and categorized objects and objects that ensure the vital activity of the population;
– restriction of the movement of vehicles;
- ensuring the conduct of personal searches of individuals, verification of documents proving their identity, inspection of things and vehicles;
- it is prohibited to hold peaceful meetings, entertainment, sports and other public events;
- strikes and other actions aimed at suspending the activities of legal entities are prohibited;
- it is prohibited to sell weapons, ammunition for them, explosives, special means, poisonous substances. A special regime is introduced for the circulation of medicines and preparations containing narcotic drugs and their analogues, psychotropic and potent substances, ethyl alcohol, alcoholic products;
- provision of temporary withdrawal from citizens of weapons and ammunition, from organizations - of weapons and ammunition for it, special means and poisonous substances, as well as combat and combat training military equipment, explosives and radioactive substances.