Uzbekistan LGBT Laws

Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

The penal code in Uzbekistan prohibits consensual sex between same-sex couples and imposes up to 3 years imprisonment upon offenders [R1.1].


The Criminal Code of 1994 (effective April 1, 1995, as amended to 1999), provides –

Article 120. Besoqolbozlik (Homosexual Intercourse)

Besoqolbozlik, that is, voluntary sexual intercourse of two male individuals – shall be punished with imprisonment up to three years. [R1.2].

R1.1 Capital Q: “Repeal of Gay Sex Laws” 05 NOV 97
R1.2 ILGA: “State-Sponsored Homophobia” MAY 08
LegislationOnLine: Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan (English version) (accessed 02 JUN 09)