Kamaliev, Abdugan

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

He arrived to Russia in 1997, he was wanted by the Uzbek authorities since 1999 on religious extremism charges (ECHR, 2010).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Wahhabism.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2008.
Violence experienced: .

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

The Uzbek authorities initiated criminal proceedings against him and accused him in engaging in anti-constitutional activities and belonging to Wahabi group -a banned transnational organisation ( Memorial, 2008; DW, 2008).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

In 2005, the Uzbek authority demanded to the Russian authority of the Tyumen region the extradition request of Abdugan Kamaliev (DW, 2008).

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

Abdugan Kamaliev was extradited to Uzbekistan on the 5th December 2008 from Tyumen region against the Strasbourg's orders to refrain from forcibly returning him to his homeland. On his return to Uzbekistan Abdugan Kamaliev was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Uzbekistan (Memorial , 2008).

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …):

In February 2008, Abdugani Kamaliev’s relatives reported that upon his return to Uzbekistan he was subjected to torture or other ill-treatment in the Namangan regional pre-trial detention facility ( Amnesty International, 2009).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

European Court of Human Rights. 2010 "ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ ЕВРОПЕЙСКОГО СУДА ПО ПРАВАМ ЧЕЛОВЕКА (ПЕРВАЯ СЕКЦИЯ) ОТ 03.06.2010 "ДЕЛО "КАМАЛИЕВЫ (KAMALIYEVY) ПРОТИВ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ" (ЖАЛОБА N 52812/07)". [Online]. Available at: https://zakonbase.ru/content/part/750964

Current status:


Press sources:

Memorial . 2008. “25 марта в Тюменской области состоится еще одна незаконная высылка в Узбекистан”. 24/12/2008. http://memohrc.org/news/25-marta-v-tyumenskoy-oblasti-sostoitsya-eshche-odna-nezakonnaya-vysylka-v-uzbekistan (Accessed: 5th May, 2017)

DW,2008. “Из России выдворяют еще одного политического беженца из Узбекистана” 25/03/2008. http://www.dw.com/ru/%D0%BE-%D1%81%D1%83%D0%B4%D1%8C%D0%B1%D0%B5-%D1%80%D1%83%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0-%D0%BC%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B0-%D0%B8-%D0%B4%D1%80%D1%83%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%85/a-2670200 (Accessed: 5th May, 2017)

Amnesty International 2009. Uzbekistan Briefing for EU foreign ministers, October 2009. [Online]. Available at: http://www.amnesty.eu/static/documents/2009/0910_Uzbekistan.pdf