Tuesday, June 26, 2012 -
A court in Tajikistan on Monday ruled against the son of the country’s Islamic opposition leader and ordered him to pay a fine of $8,400 over a fatal car accident in May.
The Vahdat district court delivered the ruling against Muhammad Tillozoda, 21, in a trial that began June 22.
Tillozoda was charged with a traffic violation after hitting and killing a school boy on May 3 as he drove his speeding car through Vahdat city, a few miles east of the capital Dushanbe.
The 12-year-old boy, Muhsiddin Ortiqov, died in a local hospital of multiple injuries the next day.
Tillozoda is enrolled as a student at a university in Malaysia.
Tillozoda’s father, Muhiddin Kabiri, is chairman of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan, the only registered Islamic political party in Central Asia. Kabiri is also a deputy of the lower house of parliament.