Bukhoroy, Shaykh Abdullah

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Cleric.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2014.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: A prominent imam who left Uzbekistan around 2004 and moved to Istanbul in Turkey, where he opened a madrasah and reportedly was operating eight of the religious boarding schools in Turkey. In his sermons, he advocated Islamic militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. (Radio Free Europe, 2014).  

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Uzbekistan's government considered him a radical Islamist. In October 2014, he claimed that his followers were being persecuted in Uzbekistan and that he was being sought by Uzbekistan's National Security Service. (Radio Free Europe, 2014)

Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death): Shot on 10 December 2014 near his home in Istanbul. Later died from his injuries. (Radio Free Europe, 2014)    

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): In October 2014, he claimed that his followers were being persecuted in Uzbekistan and that he was being sought by Uzbekistan's National Security Service ( Radio Free Europe, 2014).

Current status: Deceased.

Press sources: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, "Radical Uzbek Imam Shot Dead In Istanbul," December 10, 2014. [Online]. Available at: http://www.rferl.org/content/uzbekistan-imam-shot-dead-istanbul/26736111.html.