Karimov Shawwkat, was born in 1964 in Uzbekistan. He was sentenced to prison in 1999 charged with connection to Hizb ut-Tahrir. He was sentenced to nine years in prison. After he completed his term in 2008, the head of the regime did not release him and he was sentenced to an additional three years. Again after the completion of the second sentence in 2011, the judge refused his release sentencing Shawwkat to another three years until 2014.
In 2002, the prison board deliberately placed Shawwkat in the quarters with prisoners afflicted with tuberculosis so he can be stricken with the contagious disease. In fact, he became infected with tuberculosis. The prison wardens act on orders from the nation’s president on eliminating prisoners.
Karimov Shawwkat suffered from tuberculosis, and every time his prison sentence ended, another prison term was sent down until he died at the San Krad Prison on Wednesday 27th Ramadan 1433 H (15/08/2012). Thereafter his family claimed his pure body from the stated prison.
We ask Allah سبحانه وتعالى for him and his brothers who had been killed by this oppressive regime for mercy and to join them as the Almighty said:
وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ ۚ وَحَسُنَ أُولَٰئِكَ رَفِيقًا
ذَٰلِكَ الْفَضْلُ مِنَ اللَّهِ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ عَلِيمًا
“Whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger will be with those whom Allah has blessed: the Prophets and the true, the martyrs and the righteous. What excellent company such people are! That is favour from Allah. Allah suffices as a Knower.” [an-Nisaa, 4:69-70]
Hizb ut-Tahrir Uzbekistan
28 Ramadan 1433 AH
16 August 2012 CE