The defendants today also repeated prosecutors' allegations that Western journalists and rights activists helped encourage the rebellion.
Uzbek and Western rights groups say Uzbek police use torture to coerce people to confess alleged crimes.
The uprising in Andijon was followed swiftly by a severe military crackdown in which the government say 187 people -- mostly Islamic extremists -- were killed.
Rights advocates dispute the official version, saying many more people were killed and that civilians were among the dead.
Over 100 people are currently in detention awaiting trial for their alleged involvement in the Andijon violence.
For RFE/RL's full coverage of the Andijon trials, see "Aftermath Of Andijon"