Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) — Uzbekistan introduced administrative and criminal punishment for illegal use of air space of the country.
On 13 June, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law “On introduction of amendments and additions, as well as abolishment of some legislative acts of Uzbekistan”.
The law was passed by the Legislative Chamber on 25 May 2017 and approved by the Senate on 27 May 2017. The law amended the Code of Administrative Responsibility and the Criminal Code.
According to amendments, illegal use of air space, including radio-controlled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will lead to administrative responsibility in the form of fine at the size from 20 to 100 minimal sizes of salary or administrative arrest for 15 days with confiscation of objects of the offense.
Similar offence after administrative punishment, or if it resulted in moderate or serious injuries, will lead to the fine at the size from 100 to 250 sizes of minimal salary or correction works up to 2 years.
Similar violation will be punished with correctional labor work up to two years, or imprisonment for up to three months.
The same action that entailed the death of a person is punished with correctional labor for up to three years, or restriction of freedom from two to five years, or imprisonment up to five years.
The same action that caused human casualties; catastrophe; other grave consequences, is punished with imprisonment from five to ten years.
Source : UzDaily