Tajikistan’s Military Court issues five-year sentence to soldier for engraving hometown’s name on recruits’ heads

In a significant development, a military court situated in Tajikistan’s Khujand city has passed judgment on Junior Sergeant Mukhriddin Ismoilov. The verdict, delivered on September 18, sentenced the sergeant to a five-year prison term. The case revolved around Ismoilov’s unusual act of shaving the word “Konibodom” onto the scalps of nine fellow recruits, a geographical reference to their shared homeland.

This peculiar incident had captured the attention of authorities and the public alike, prompting a legal response. The military court’s ruling represents the culmination of this case, signaling the consequences faced by the sergeant for his actions.