There is criminal responsibility for spreading panic
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) – Managing or storing to distribute materials aimed at creating panic among the population is punishable by a fine from 44 million 600 thousand soums to 89 million 200 thousand soums or correctional labor for up to 3 years or restriction of freedom from 1 year to 3 years or imprisonment up to 3 years.
The dissemination of any form of information and materials aimed at creating panic among the population is punishable by a fine from 66 million 900 thousand soums to 89 million 200 thousand soums or restriction of liberty from 3 to 5 years or imprisonment from 3 to 5 years.
The above actions committed:
- by prior agreement or by a group of persons;
- using official position;
- using financial or other material assistance received from religious organizations, as well as from foreign states, organizations and citizens;
- using the media or telecommunications networks, as well as the world wide Internet, are punishable by imprisonment of from 5 to 8 years.