Kamolava, Gulasal

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Gulasal Kamolova was an independent journalist, who wrote anonymously for "uznews". She was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 2015 for France, after an e-mail hack revealed her involvement with the news agency, who were later shut down by the Uzbek government (Amnesty International, 2017; Amnesty International, 2017).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2015.
Violence experienced: .

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

Before Kamolova fled Uzbekistan, an Uzbek secret service officer informed her "where you are, we will find you, anywhere" (Amnesty International, 2017). To ensure her own safety, she has refrained from contact with friends and relatives still in Uzbekistan, yet the Uzbek authorities have continued to harass her associates in order to obtain her telephone number (Amnesty International, 2017).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

In exile in France (Amnesty International, 2017).

Press sources:

Amnesty International (2017). Uzbek Secret Services Monitoring Phone Calls, E-mails and Texts of Uzbek Refugees in Europe. [online] Amnesty.org.uk. Available at: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/uzbek-secret-services-monitoring-phone-calls-emails-and-texts-uzbek-refugees-europe [Accessed 7 Mar. 2018].

Amnesty International (2017). "We Will Find You, Anywhere": The Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance. [online] Amnesty.org. Available at: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur62/5974/2017/ru/ [Accessed 7 Mar. 2018].