Choriyev, Bahodir

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Choriyev is the leader of pro-democracy opposition movement, Birdamlik. It was established in 2004 after the government seized his agricultural business after imprisoning him on false charges. He fled Uzbekistan for the US with his family after the 2005 Andijan massacre, fearing persecution. (Kendzior, 2013).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Birdamlik (Solidarity).
Alleged affiliation: Birdamlik (Solidarity).

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2013.
Violence experienced: .

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

Wanted for being part of a family of political dissidents (Kenzior, 2013).

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

His father was arrested in Uzbekistan in 2013 and charged with rape, an allegation highly unlikely to be genuine. The authorities had also previously confiscated his father's property and interrogated him over his son's activities (Kenzior, 2013; Radio Free Europe, 2013).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

He arrived in the USA with is family in 2005 and sought asylum (Ferghana news, 2016).

Current status:

He is living in the USA with his family, continuing his opposition activity with Birdamlik from abroad (Kenzior, 2013).

Press sources:

Sarah Kendzior, "An American dream, an exile's nightmare," Al Jazeera, 30 June, 2013. [Online]. Available at:

Radio Free Europe, "Father Of Exiled Uzbek Opposition Activist Sentenced For Rape", 16 August, 2013 [Online]. Available at:

Ferghana news, "США: Баходир Чориев требует справедливости и... выступает в поддержку Трампа" 5 August, 2016 [Online]. Available at: