Atayeva, Nadejda

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2000.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: , , .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: Alim Atayev was a member of the government and behind the creation of Seed Stock of Uzbekistan. In 1999 Alim Atayev, refused to participate in the falsification of statistics on grains harvest ( Ferghana News, 2013) In March 2000 Nadejda Atayeva, along with her brother and father, were charged with embezzlement by the Uzbek authorities after her father questioned the authority’s claims over their food production ( Fair Trials, 2015).

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): In year 2000, she and her family were charged with embezzlement and forced to flee the country after her father Alim Atayev disagreed with President Islam Karimov ( Fair Trials International, 2015). Nadejda has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison ( Fair Trials International, 2015)

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): She was placed on The INTERPOL Red Notice in 2000 but was lifted in 2015 on the grounds that their prosecution was politically motivated (Fair Trials, 2015). Close relatives and colleagues of the Atayevs were arrested and tortured into giving evidence against Nadejda, her father Alim, and her brother Kakhramon (Fair Trials, 2015).

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): In 2002, her brother, father and Nadejda applied for political asylum in France. In 2005 they all ( including Nadejda's mother)  received political asylum in France ( Ferghana News, 2013).

Current status: She has received political exile in France. Based in France, Nadejda is the president of the Association of Human Rights in Central Asia. ( Fair Trials International, 2015).

Press sources: Ferghana News, 2013. "Nadejda Atayeva: Seven-year imprisonment sentence and property confiscation for human rights activism". 29th of August [Online]. Available at:  

Legal sources: Fair Trials, 2015. Nadejda Atayeva - Uzbekistan. [Online]. Available at: