Khanamov, Nurmuhammed

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Khanamov was Minister of Economic Planning and later ambassador to Israel and Turkey under Niyazov (Qantara, 2007). In 2002 he fled Turkmenistan for Austria where he lead the exiled opposition movement, the Republican Party of Turkmenistan (Qantara, 2007).

Category of exile: , . (Definitions here.)

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2002.
Violence experienced: .

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

When Hudayberdy Orazov and Khanamov visited Ukraine in 2007 the Turkmen authorities maintained that they were on Interpol’s wanted list (Gündogar, 2007). Later, at a 2010 event in Warsaw for the OSCE, Turkmen officials tried to prevent activists, Farid Tukhbatullin and Khanamov, from gaining entry to the event (Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 2010). They were told that they were barred from the event because the Turkmen government had raised objectives (Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 2010). They were also barred at a OSCE Vienna event in the same year, but allowed in on the following day after objections raised by delegates from the European Union, US and Canada (Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 2010).



Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

In 2002, the National Assembly in Turkmenistan sentenced Khanamov, along with Boris Shikhmuradov and Hudayberdy Orazov, to 25 years in prison for the alleged assassination attempt against President Niyazov (RFE/RL, 2003). Khanamov and Orazov were sentenced in absentia (RFE/RL, 2003).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

He is currently residing in Austria (Qantara, 2007).

Press sources:

Gündogar. (2007). How Much is Democracy? . Available: Last accessed 14th March 2018.


Institute for War and Peace Reporting. (2010). Turkmenistan Tries to Bar Rights Activists from OSCE Event. Available: Last accessed 19th March 2018.


RFERL. (2003). Turkmenistan: Court Given Sweeping Powers to Sentence Would-Be Assassins. Available: Last accessed 19th March 2018.


Qantara. (2007). Opposition Left Out in the Cold. Available: Last accessed 19th March 2018.