Fazletidinov, Abdusamat

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Moved from Uzbekistan to Russia between 2010 and 2012 in search of work. The Uzbek authorities later claimed he had left to escape prosecution (Ponomarev, 2012).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2012.
Violence experienced: , .

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

Accused of participating in banned extremist organisations, including Hizb ut-Tahrir. Also accused of setting up a fund with his friends for the intention of financing the activities of jihadist organisations (Ponomarev, 2012).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Detained on 15 November 2012 with four other Uzbek citizens at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow when trying to fly back to Uzbekistan (Ponomarev, 2012).

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

Uzbek security services visited Fazletidinov in the Russian detention centre where they interrogated him. They openly threatened torture and photographs indicated signs of severe beatings. Fazletidinov committed suicide in his cell on 9 December 2012. (Ponomarev, 2012)

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:


Press sources:

Ponomarev, V. 2012. "Гражданин Узбекистана совершил самоубийство в московском СИЗО после угроз сотрудников узбекских спецслужб [A citizen of Uzbekistan committed suicide in a Moscow SIZO after threats from the officials from the Uzbek special services]," Memorial, December 10, 2012. [Online]. Available at:  http://www.memo.ru/d/139176.html.