In 2008, Uzbekistan announced it would put its entire population on a DNA database, but in 2012 it said registration would only be compulsory for people convicted of serious crimes.
- Press articles
- Turkish Weekly: Uzbekistan To Create National DNA Database (23rd November 2012)
CA-News: Geneticists and criminal lawyers of Uzbekistan receive new equipment for DNA expertise (8th July 2009)
Reports the arrival of new equipment in Tashkent to create a "genetic passport of a person" in 45 minutes. States that a DNA database "will be a strong instrument in fighting relapse, international, and organized crime". (Subscription needed)
UzNews.net: Uzbekistan to collect DNA of all citizens (16th June 2008)
The Uzbek Justice Ministry has already collected DNA data of more than 3,000 people. In the future, the ministry will have information on all Uzbeks. Justice Ministry official Dilbar Ahmedova said that there had already been precedents.