Akhadov, Muhammad

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Tajik national who fled to Russia, likely due fear of persecution related to involvement with the UTO.

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: United Tajik Opposition.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2008.
Violence experienced: .

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests):

Allegedly involved in theft and drug offences, breaking and entering, and obstruction of justice. Tajikistan filed an extradition request in his name  (Amnesty International, 2012)

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Arrested in the town of Kolomna in the Moscow region of Russia in 2007 and held in detention pending consideration of an extradition request from Tajikistan (Amnesty International, 2012).

Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death):

In On 29 September 2008, Muhammad Akhadov was handed to officials of the Tajikistani MIA at Vnukovo airport by officials of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office. (Amnesty International, 2012)


He alleges that police continued to torture him daily until 3 October 2008 when he was transferred to police custody in Dushanbe. There, he reported being subjected to further ill-treatment by an MIA official (Amnesty International, 2012)


Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …):

After being handed to the MIA on 29 September 2008, Akhadov was flown to Dushanbe. On 17 November 2010, he contacted the Russian General prosecutor and reported that he was beaten and raped in the building of the MIA's Sixth Department on the day of his transfer to Tajikistan. However, no action has been taken by the Russian General Prosecutor’s Office (Amnesty International, 2012).

Akhadov reports that security officers threatened him, saying that unless he confessed in writing to the crimes they would circulate the photos of his rape throughout Tajikistan (Amnesty International, 2012)

Akhadov complained to the General Prosecutor of Tajikistan about his ill-treatment and an investigation was carried out into the torture allegations. In October 2008 a criminal case was opened against two officers of the MIA Sixth Department in Tajikistan, but the officers appeared to have already left the country (Amnesty International, 2012).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

He has been sentenced to nine years in prison for unlawful intrusion (Amnesty International, 2012).

Press sources:

Amnesty International, 2012. Shattered Lives: Torture and Ill-Treatment in Tajikistan.[Online]. Available at: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/EUR60/004/2012/en/