Atayeva, Nadejda

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Alim Ataev 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 (Fergana 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).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2000.
Violence experienced: .

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

In 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).

She was placed on an Interpol Red Notice in 2000, but that 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).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Nadejda has been sentenced in absentia to six years in prison (Fair Trials International, 2015)

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: , , .

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 (Fergana 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:

Fergana 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: