The Civil Society Coalition against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan  says a resident of the city of Tursunzoda, Hasan Yodgorov,  who is disabled since childhood (he has a left leg prosthesis), served six months in a pretrial detention facility several years ago on murder charges and he was released only after the real killer was caught.   

The NGO Coalition against Torture in Tajikistan says Hasan Yodgorov confessed to murder after being beaten and tortured with electricity.

…On the night of November 7, 2017, a waiter of one of Tursunzoda’s restaurants was killed.  He was stabbed to death.  On the same day, ten plain-clothes police officers broke into Hasanov Yodgotov’s house and took him to the police station.

Yodgor Hasanov confessed to the murder after being beaten and tortured with electricity during several days.

The film crew of the Interior Ministry press center immediately left for Tursunzoda and filmed a story about a murder hot on the trail.  There was Hasan in the frame parroting back phrases memorized at night.  He told how he "killed" and then "robbed" the victim. 

He was taken to the pretrial detention facility and there were a trial and presumably several years of imprisonment ahead, but soon the real killer of the waiter was detained. 

Criminal proceedings instituted against Hasan Yodgorov were dropped on May 15, 2018 and he was released.  

The next day, May 16, went to the Tursunzoda prosecutor’s office and fielded application against three police officers who had used torture against him – Sherali Azizov, Eraj Naimov and Saadi Davlatmurodzoda (forensic and psychological examinations confirmed the use of torture against Hasan).

In October 2018, criminal proceedings were instituted against the police officers and they are still being held in the pretrial detention facility in Tursunzoda.  Their case moved to the Supreme Court in June 2019 but the case is still open…