Iklymov, Saparmurat

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Former Deputy Minister for agriculture. Whilst living in Sweden in 2002, he was accused of being the mastermind in an assassination attempt on Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov.

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Former insider.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2002.
Violence experienced: .

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

Following the assassination attempt, the Turkmen authorities began to take family members of Iklymov into custody and question them (FCO, 2003: 28; RFE/RL, 2002).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Iklymov was sentenced to imprisonment in absentia (RFE/RL, 2002; Fergana News, 2007).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

In Sweden (RFE/RL, 2002).

Press sources:

Fergana News (2007). Bairam Shihmuradov hopes to see his father yet after five years of uncertainty. [online] Fergananews.Com. Available at: http://enews.fergananews.com/articles/2247 [Accessed 15 Apr. 2018].

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2003). Human Rights Abuses Annual Report 2003. United Kingdom.

Pannier, B. (2002). Turkmenistan: Suspects In Plot To Assassinate President Deny Charges. [online] RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Available at: https://www.rferl.org/a/1101501.html [Accessed 15 Apr. 2018].