Gadoev, Sharofiddin

This cousing of Umarali Kuvatov is known for highly personalised monologues, launched on YouTube: His sister Hafizamo has also been exiled.
State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Group of 24, New Tajikistan.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not 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: Cousin of Umarali Kuvatov, the founder of the ‘Group of 24’. Fled to Spain in November 2013 after charges were brought against him (Atayeva, 2014). Succeeded Kuvatov as leader of  the ‘Group of 24’ in meeting on 12 March 2015, shortly after Kuvatov was killed (Radio Free Europe, 2015;Радио озоди, 2014 ).

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Tajik law enforcement agencies declared him wanted on forgery and smuggling charges (Atayeva, 2014).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): Arrested on 2 February 2014 in Madrid by Spanish police following examination of his documents. Tajik authorities requested his extradition. (Atayeva, 2014).

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): Days after the announcement by Kuvatov of the 10 October 2014 protests, Tajik police detained Gadoev's parents, sister and brother-in-law. Under the alleged threat of violence against his family, Gadoev was forced to transfer a profitable business to the family of President Rahmon. (Atayeva, 2014). On the 11th of October 2014, a video appeared with Godaev's family members asking him to give up his political activities against the regime of Rahmon (Радио Озоди, 2014).

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Living in Spain, under rules regarding people seeking international protection (Atayeva, 2014).

Current status: Exiled in Spain (Atayeva, 2014).

Press sources: Nadejda Atayeva, "Spain: a citizen of Tajikistan is under a threat of extradition," [blog], July 10, 2014, [Online]. Available at: Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, "Tajik Opposition Group 24 News Leaders After Quvatov's Assassination," March 12, 2015. [Online] Available at: Радио озоди, "Шарофиддин Гадоев возглавил «Группу 24»". 12th March, 2015 [Online] Available at: Радио озоди, "Видеообращение» родителей и брата Шарофиддина Гадоевa". 14th October 2015. [Online] Available at: