Khalikov, Sokhib

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Hizb ut-Tahrir.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2013.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: Fled Uzbekistan with his family in July 2011 after a friend with whom he used to "discuss religious topics" was arrested and plain-clothes officers searched his apartment. Travelled to Russia where he claims he lost his passport soon after arriving. (ECHR, 2015)

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Charged in February 2012 by the Uzbek authorities with attempting to overthrow the constitutional order, membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir (a radical Islamic organisation banned both in Uzbekistan and Russia, which calls for the overthrow of non-Islamic governments and the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate). Put on the wanted list. (ECHR,  2015)

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): Arrested in Moscow in April 2013 by Russian authorities. Detained pending extradition/expulsion (for not possessing a passport). The ECHR ruled in February 2015 that his extradition would violate Article 3 of the Convention (freedom from torture and ill-treatment). (ECHR, 2015)

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Applied for refugee status in Russia in July 2013 but was refused on appeal several times ((ECHR, 2015).

Current status: Unknown. Assumed to still be residing in Russia after the ECHR ruled that his extradition would violate the Convention.

Legal sources: European Court of Human Rights, "Case of Khalikov v. Russia. Judgment", February 26, 2015. [Online]. Available at: