Azamatova, Matluba

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Matluba Azamatova is a independent journalist and correspondent for the BBC (IWPR, 2005; RFE/RL; 2005).

Matluba was one of the few correspondents whom provided honest accounts of the level of violence of fatalities during the Andijan Massacre. To avoid detention, friends helped her and her children escape the country for Sweden (Fergana News, 2008; IWPR, 2005).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Journalist.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2005.
Violence experienced: .

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

The Uzbek government attempted to arrest and charge her, claiming she had prior knowledge of the Andijan uprising, before it turned to a massacre (Fergana News, 2008).

Whilst in exile in Sweden, the Uzbek authorities murdered her brother (Fergana News, 2008).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

She is currently living in exile Sweden (Fergana News, 2008).

Press sources:

Fergana News (2008). Uzbekistan’s president goes unpunished. [online] Fergananews.Com. Available at: [Accessed 26 Apr. 2018].

Kimmage, D. (2005). Uzbekistan: Message In A Courtroom -- The Andijon Trial. [online] RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Available at: [Accessed 26 Apr. 2018].

Sadykova, N. (2005). Uzbek Activist in Starvation Protest. [online] Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Available at: [Accessed 26 Apr. 2018].