The trial over the brutal murder of a 5-year-old Tajik girl Huvaido Tillozoda will begin in Moscow on December 22.

“The trial will begin in the Moscow Regional Court Wednesday afternoon (at 2:00 pm Moscow time),” Huvaido’s father Abdusalom Saidov told Asia-Plus by phone today morning.  

Abdusalom further noted that he was tired of the trial but would fight to the end. 

The trial was postponed four months ago, but Abdusalom hopes that the murderer of his daughter will be duly punished.  

He has expressed hope that it will be the last court session, and after the verdict is passed, he and his wife will be able to return to Tajikistan.  

It is to be noted that the trial has been postponed several times.  

The brutal murder of the five-year-old national of Tajikistan, Huvaido Tillozoda, which took place on July 22, 2018 in the Russian city of Serpukhov, has caused strong indignation and shock in Tajikistan.

The Tajik authorities in 2018 urged Russian relevant bodies to carry out a thorough investigation into the murder and demand severe punishment to the criminal who committed that inhuman act. 

Recall, the five-year-old Huvaido was found dead on July 23 not far from the railway station in the city of Serpukhov, Moscow oblast.

The girl reportedly disappeared on July 22 while she was playing in the yard of the apartment building, in which her family lived.

The girl was found dead next day without visible signs of violence.

A 28-year-old local resident of Serpukhov, Alexander Syomin, who lives in the same apartment building, was detained on suspicion of raping and killing the girl.

According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, fingerprints of the girl and traces of her shoes were found in the man’s apartment. 

Meanwhile, neighbors say that two girls in June 2018 complained that Syomin was running after them with his pants down.  Their mothers applied to police but they did not institute criminal proceedings, limiting themselves just to conversation with the man.