Karimov, Abdusalom

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Karimov had worked at a bakery owned by one of the 23 businessmen arrested prior to the Andijan massacre (The Washington Post, 2005). When the businessman was arrested, Karimov lost his job, and so protested in Andijan in 2005 (The Washington Post, 2005). After the massacre in Andijan he crossed over into Kyrgyzstan (The Washington Post). Later in 2005 he moved to the Czech Republic as a political refugee (RFERL, 2011).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2005.
Violence experienced: .

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

Karimov and his wife did not have any contact with their five children in their first year outside Uzbekistan (RFERL, 2011). It took six years before the children were brought to the Czech Republic and they were reunited with their parents (RFERL, 2011).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: , .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Karimov has refugee status in the Czech Republic (RFERL, 2011).

Current status:

Leaving in exile in the Czech Republic.

Press sources:

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL). (2011). Andijonlik qochqin oila olti yillik ayriliqdan so‘ng birlashdi. Available: https://www.ozodlik.org/a/24304996.html. Last accessed 18th April 2018.

The Washington Post. (2005). In Uzbekistan, Families Caught In a Nightmare. Available: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2063-2005May18.html. Last accessed 20th April 2018.