Who, Why and How exiled: Akbarali Abdullaev is a nephew of Karimov’s widow, Tatyana Karimova. He is is wanted by Tashkent for alleged forgery and embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars ( Radio Free Europe, 2017).
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Abdullaev was charged in Tashkent with embezzlement and financial fraud in 2013 (Radio Free Europe, 2017). In 2013, the prosecutor's office instituted criminal proceedings under articles 164 ("Stealing by misappropriation or embezzlement"), 184 ("Evasion from payment of taxes or other mandatory payments") and 210 ("Taking bribes" ) Of the Criminal Code of Uzbekistan. Following this, the entire leadership of the Fergana oil refinery was arrested, of which 70 percent of activities was controlled by Abdullayev (Radio Free Europe, 2017)
Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): Abdullaev, 33, was detained at Kyiv's Zhulyany International Airport in January 2017 where he arrived with Uzbek and Dominican passports (Radio Free Europe, 2017). He was later sent to one-month pretrial detention, which expired on February 22 2017 (Radio Free Europe, 2017). In 2017 a court in Kyiv has prolonged by one year (Radio Free Europe, 2017).
Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): He was placed on Iterpol Red notice (Radio Free Europe, 2017).
Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): He holds Uzbek and Dominican passports ( Radio free Europe, 2017).
Current status: In detention in Kiev (Radio Free Europe, 2017).
Press sources: Radio Free Europe, 2017. "Ukraine Prolongs Detention Of Late Uzbek President's Relative". 24th February. [Online]. Available at: https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-uzbekistan-detention-karimov-relative/28329341.html Radio Free Europe, 2017. "Украина: Родственник Ислама Каримова Акбарали Абдуллаев переведён под домашний арест" 26th April. [Online]. Available at: http://www.fergananews.com/news/26328