Fakhruddinov, Ruhiddin [Rukhiddin]

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Fakhruddinov, a former independent imam of the Khodzha Nuriddin mosque in Tashkent, had left Uzbekistan and been hiding in Kazakhstan since 1998 (Amnesty International, 2007).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Alleged religious extremist.

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

Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death):

In November 2005, Fakhruddinov was one of the nine Uzbekistani nationals who were detained by officers of the Committee for National Security (KNS) and were deported four days later. He was transferred into the custody of the Uzbekistani National Security Service, and held incommunicado until March 2006 (Amnesty International, 2007a).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

Following a closed trial in Tashkent, Rukhiddin Fakhruddinov was sentenced to 17 years in prison on charges of 10 articles of the criminal code, including terrorism (Article 155), attempt to overthrow the constitutional order (Article 159), illegal exit from the country (Article 223), distribution of materials containing a threat to national security (Article 244-1) and formation of or participation in religious, "extremist", "separatist", "fundamentalist" or other banned organisations (Article 244-2). (Amnesty International, 2007b).

In April 2019 a Human Rights activists met Fakhruddinov who has been transferred from a strict regime colony in Chirchik (near Tashkent) to a settlement colony in the Zangiata district of Tashoblast on 16 April 2019. The meeting was not long (he was visited by his first wife), but the human rights activist had the impression that the imam was not broken by the spirit. (Centre 1, Apr 2019).

Press sources:

Amnesty International (2007a) Europe and Central Asia Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns in the Region, July- December 2006

Amnesty International (2007b) Central Asia: Summary of Human Rights Concerns. January 2006-March 2007

Centre 1 (Apr 2019) ‘Узбекистанский имам Рухиддин Фахруддинов – последний выживший?’, Центр-1 / Centre1.com - Новости<https://centre1.com/uzbekistan/uzbekistanskij-imam-ruhiddin-fahruddinov-poslednij-vyzhivshij/> [accessed 2 May 2019]