Kholov, Ismoil

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

He has been detained in Russia with other 4 young activists (Sohibnazar Abdunazarov, Abdurahim Vosiev, Mekhrubon Sattorov, Firuzsho Loikov, and Tagoymurod Mahmadiev) of the "Group of 24"  at the request of the Tajik authorities (Novaya Gazeta, 2016).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Group of 24.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2015.
Violence experienced: .

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

Accused of being a member of Group 24 and charged for conducting extremist activities (Radio Free Europe, 2016; Novaya Gazeta, 2016).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Detained in Moscow and is awaiting his extradition.

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

In detention in Moscow (Novaya Gazeta, 2016)

It has been reported that The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is preparing to deport Ismoil Kholov to Tajikistan in compliance with an international arrest warrant. Still presumed to be detained in Russia as of August 2019 (Fergana, 2019)

Press sources:

Radio Free Europe/ Liberty, 'Таджикская оппозиция: кто на воле, а кто под арестом', 26th April 2016. [Online]. Available at: (Last accessed on 12th May 2016).


Radio Free Europe/ Liberty, 'Активист «Группы 24» бежал из-под ареста в России', 24th January 2016. [Online]. Available at: (Last accessed on 12th May 2016)


Novaya Gazeta, "Таджикская активистка освобождена из брестского СИЗО", 28th February, 2017. [Online]. Available at:

Fergana, 'Российские суды разрешили ФСБ депортировать таджикского оппозиционера на родину', 15th August 2019. [Online]. Available at: (Last accessed on 31st December 2019)