Khaidarov, Ulugbek

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Ulugbek Khaidarov is an independent journalist and human rights defender from Uzbekistan.  He fled to Kazakhstan after being released from prison in November 2006 (Amnesty International, 2008).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2006.
Violence experienced: .

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

Khaidarov reported that members of the Uzbekistani security services had made an unsuccessful attempt to abduct him in October in Shimkent, Southern Kazakhstan. Khaidarov and his wife were recognized as refugees by the UNHCR and were awaiting resettlement (Amnesty International, 2008).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Ulugbek Khaidarov was arrested on September 14, 2006 in the Uzbek city of Dzhizak. On October 5 of the same year he was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of "extortion". Khaidarov was released on November 7, 2006, thanks to a broad international campaign to protect him (RFE/RL, 2011).

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

In 2011 he was denied a visa to travel to Kazakhstan (RFE/RL, 2011).

International arrest warrant: .

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

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

He received refugee status in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Almaty(RFE/RL, 2011).

In 2008 he has received a political asylum in Canada (RFE/RL, 2011).

Current status:

He is currently living in Canada (RFE/RL, 2011).

Press sources:

Amnesty International (2008 )Europe and Central Asia Summary of Amnesty International’s Concerns in the Region, July - December 2007

RFE/RL (2011).Узбекский политэмигрант не может получить визу в Казахстан. 09.03.2011. [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: 16 April, 2018]