Komilov, Sheroz

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Tajikistan national who had been living in Russia, as an activist involved with the New Tajikistan group (Sputnik, 2015).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2015.
Violence experienced: .

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

Komilov has been persecuted for interviewing with an opposition TV channel and is under a threat of arrest (Atayeva, 2015). His been harassed by the Tajik authorities for his political engagement with Group 24 which he firmly denies ( Абдуллоев, 2018).

Returned to Tajikistan from Russia  after threats were made against his family (TajInfo, 2015; Sputnik, 2015).

Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death):

Komilov claims to have been poisoned at the end of July 2016, requiring a stomach pump. He was then placed in a "mental hospital" and security officials framed the poisoning as a suicide attempt. Sheroz Komilov denies this (Abdulloev, 2018).

He was arrested upon return to Tajikistan (Sputnik, 2015).

International arrest warrant: .

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

Current status:

Detained in Tajikistan (Sputnik, 2015).

Was briefly held in a mental facility in 2016 on account of him being poisoned at the end of July 2016, which security forces claimed was a suicide attempt. With the help of international human rights organisations he fled to Ukraine where he has been granted asylum (Abdulloev, 2018).

Press sources:

TajInfo, 2015.  'Russia: Tajik activist Mehrubon Sattorova facing extradition' 2nd August 2015.[Online]. Available at: http://www.tajinfo.org/molodejzavozrojdenie/post/635741488298630962 (Last accessed on the 13th April 2016).


Nadejda Atayeva, 2015. 'Russia: Tajik activist Mehribon Sattorov faces extradition', 31st July 2015.[Online]. Available at: http://nadejda-atayeva-en.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/russia-tajik-activist-mehribon-sattorov.html (Last accessed on the 13th April 2016).


Sputnik, 2015. "В сети опубликованы данные о 10 задержанных друзьях Умарали Кувватова" 28th July, 2015 [Online]. Available at: http://ru.sputnik-tj.com/investigation/20150128/1014103890.html

Zafar Abdulloev, 2018. 'Шероз Комилов: “Я никогда не состоял в “Группе 24"', 17th August 2018. [Online] Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Available at: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/29172853.html (Last accessed on the 31st December 2019).