Gadzhiev, Tavakkal and three others

This is the main lemma, referring to Dilshod Gadzhiev, Tavakkal Gadzhiev, Muhammad Kadirov and Abdugais (Gasan) Shakirov, who were forcibly returned by Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan.

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

The four left Uzbekistan for Kyrgyzstan, following the events in Andizhan [Andijan]. They had reportedly given ‘frank’ accounts of the events to journalists (Amnesty International, 2006)

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: 2005 Andijan Uprising.

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):

On 9 June 2005, the authorities in Kyrgyzstan forcibly returned four refugees from the Besh-Kana camp to Uzbekistan.

Despite concerted efforts by the UN, it was not possible to establish the whereabouts of Dilshod Gadzhiev, Tavakkal Gadzhiev, Muhammad Kadirov and Abdugais (Gasan) Shakirov. At least one of the men was reportedly severely tortured in Uzbekistan, and at least one, Tavakkal Gadzhiev, was sentenced to 17 years in prison in November following an unfair trial for his alleged participation in the Andizhan events (Amnesty International, 2006).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

They have been extradited by Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan (Amnesty International, 2006).

Press sources:

Amnesty International (2006), Europe and Central Asia Summary of Amnesty International’s Concerns in the Region, July – December 2005.