Death sentences commuted for members of Uzbek pop group

Victory
May 9, 2000

Death sentences commuted for members of Uzbek pop group

Two lead singers of Al-Vakil, a well-known Uzbek pop group, Danis Vladimirovich Sirazhev and Arsen Albertovich Arutyunyan, had been in danger of imminent executions, charged with the killing of another singer in Uzbekistan. Both death sentences were later commuted to 15 years' imprisonment.