Karadzhaev, Karadzha

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Karadzhaev was an accountant who had supported publication of an independent magazine in Turkmenistan, Daianch (Human Rights Watch, 1994). He also worked as a correspondent for the Moscow newspaper Ekspress Khronika, which specializes in human rights issues (Amnesty International, 1993).

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

Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 1993.
Violence experienced: .

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

He was arrested in August 1993 and in December was sentenced to three years in prison in Turkmenistan, on what were believed to be fabricated charges of slander, malfeasance in office and embezzlement (Human Rights Watch, 1995).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

The court later released him in a presidential amnesty after his four months in prison, and Karadzhaev fled to the Ukraine (Human Rights Watch, 1995)

Current status:

Assumed to be living free in Ukraine.

Press sources:

Amnesty International. (1993). Turkmenistan: A Summary of Amnesty International's Concerns. Available: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/188000/eur610061993en.pdf. Last accessed 10th April 2018.


Human Rights Watch. (1994). Human Rights Developments .Available: https://www.hrw.org/reports/1994/WR94/Helsinki-22.htm. Last accessed 10th April 2018.


Human Rights Watch . (1995). Human Rights Watch World Report 1995- Turkmenistan. Available: http://www.refworld.org/docid/467fcab11e.html. Last accessed 10th April 2018.