Who, Why and How exiled: First arrived in Russia in November 2008 (ECHR, 2014).
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Uzbekistan issued a decision to charge Egamberiyev on 31 July 2009 with membership of the extremist organisation Nurchilar and possession and dissemination of extremist literature (ECHR, 2014).
Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): Arrested on 22 February 2013 in Omsk and charged with using a false identity document to cross the Russian border (ECHR, 2014) Once his real identity had been uncovered, Uzbekistan began extradition proceedings. Extradition was adjourned until criminal proceedings in Russia regarding the use of a fake passport had been resolved. Fined for the offence in September 2013 and released from detention (ECHR, 2014) The ECHR ruled in June 2014 that substantial evidence had been shown for believing that Egamberdiyev would face a real risk of treatment if deported to Uzbekistan, and so should be able to remain in Russia (ECHR, 2014)
Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Applied for Russian nationality in 2009 using a false name and a forged Kyrgyz passport. His application was granted on 16 March 2010. Under his real name he applied for refugee status in 2013, claiming fears of religious persecution if he were returned to Uzbekistan. His request was rejected and is awaiting an appeal verdict as of June 2014. (ECHR, 2014)
Current status: Last known to be in custody at the Omsk Centre for Social Adaptation (2014) (ECHR, 2014).
Legal sources: European Court of Human Rights, 'Case of Egamberdiyev v. Russia. Judgment', June 26, 2014. [Online]. Available at: http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-145019