Umida Ahmedova (center) waits for the verdict in front of the court building in Tashkent. Photo and caption: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Photographer Umida Akhmedova was found guilty of "damaging the spiritual values" of Uzbekistan and "slandering the nation," reports the BBC.
"I feel like I am the one being slandered," Akhmedova said.
After announcing the guilty verdict, the judge said the photographer would be "automatically pardoned under an amnesty," according to the BBC. She will appeal anyway.
The New York Times says the "case...has stirred outrage in artistic circles throughout the region."
(Thanks to Robert Howell)