A 36-year-old resident of Danghara district, Amriddin Naqshov, who is the nephew of president’s wife Azizamo Asadulloyeva, has been given a fine while some others received prison sentences over a stabbing incident that occurred in Danghara in May this year, Radio Liberty’s Tajik Service, known locally as Radio Ozodi, reported on September 2.  

Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official at the Danghara district court in Khatlon province told RFE/RL on September 1 that the decision was handed down in late July in the case against Amriddin Naqshov.  Nine other co-defendants were also found guilty.

According to the official, Naqshov and four of the defendants were ordered to each pay fines of 60,000 somonis ($5,250), while the remaining five defendants were handed prison sentences of between three and five years for their roles in the brawl that took place in one of the restaurants of Danghara on May 16.

Naqshov and his associates were accused of attacking a group of workers from the Minu Farm company.

Police officials said at the time that 10 workers of Minu Farm were severely injured in the attack, of whom four sustained serious stab wounds.

 According to the Interior Ministry’s press service, Amriddin Naqshov voluntarily surrendered to Danghara police department on May 27

A man who witnessed the incident told RFE/RL at the time that the brawl was caused by the refusal of Minu Farm's chief, Sayod Ghiyosov, to meet Nagshov's demand related to an unspecified land ownership claim.

Manu Farm is contracting with Faroz Company and engaged in collecting ferula.  

Earlier in August, Tajik Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimzoda told reporters that the trial of Naqshov and his associates was over, but did not provide any details.

Minu Farm's leadership has reportedly issued a statement, saying that Amriddin Naqshov “just tried to stop the brawl and called on the youth to stay away from disorder.”

All of those convicted in the case are expected to be pardoned as a mass amnesty to mark Tajikistan’s independence is expected to be approved by lawmakers in the coming days.

Amriddin Naqshov’s father, Faiziddin Naqshov, had been the head of Department IV at Amonatbonk’s Branch in Dushanbe’s Sino District.  He died in 2018. 

According to Radio Ozodi, Amriddin Naqshov had previously worked at Orienbonk headed by his uncle Hasan Asadullozoda.  Amriddin Naqshov now heads the gold mining company Naqsh, which reportedly owns lands in Shugnov Jamoat of Khovaling District in Khatlon Province.