Uzbek soldiers have testified that they had offered protesters safe passage out of the city, but that protesters started firing on hostages. Prosecutors say that protesters were killed by other protesters in confused fighting.
The trial also saw one witness contradict the official version of events. Mahbuba Zokirova told the court that she saw government troops open fire on crowds of civilians during the unrest.
The 15 defendants have all admitted guilt to charges of membership in banned Islamic groups, terrorism, and murder -- crimes punishable by death in the country.
Agence France Presse reported that prosecutors today called for jail terms of 15 to 20 years for each of the defendants.
Uzbek authorities say more than 100 people have been detained pending trials for their alleged involvement in the Andijon unrest.
(RFE/RL's Uzbek Service, AFP)