Practice Relating to Rule 108. Mercenaries
Uzbekistan’s Criminal Code (1994) defines mercenary activity as:
participation on the territory or side of a foreign State in an armed conflict or military actions by a person who is neither a citizen nor a member of the armed forces of a State in conflict, nor a permanent resident of the territory under its control, nor someone sent on official duty by any State to the armed forces of another State, with a view to receive a financial reward or other personal advantages.
Uzbekistan’s Criminal Code as amended (2001) provides that a mercenary “shall be punished with imprisonment for five to twelve years.”