Who, Why and How exiled: Koziyev was wanted in Tajikistan for alleged involvement in the banned Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (Radio Free Europe, 2012).
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Accused of being an accomplice of Savriddin Juraev (Amnesty International, 2013)
Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): Suhrob Koziyev was arrested in Moscow on 22nd November 2009 on an international arrest warrant for allegedly belonging to a banned Islamist group. His extradition was requested by the Tajik Prosecutor General on the 12th April 2010 and approved on 25th June. Amnesty International, Return to torture: extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia ( Amnesty International, 2013; Ferghana News, 2011)
Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death): Koziyev appealed to the European Court of Human Rights which in October 2010 ordered interim measures requesting the Russian authorities not to extradite him pending its ruling on the case. Koziyev's application for refugee status in Russia was later refused. He was released from detention in Russia and kidnapped on 23rd August 2011 by officers in plain clothing. Koziyev and an Uzbekistani citizen, Murodzhon Abdulkhakov were forcibly returned to Tajikistan. Amnesty International, Return to torture: extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia ( Amnesty International, 2013; Ferghana News, 2013)
Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): See Savriddin Juraev and Murodzhon Abdulkhakov, both also in this database.
Current status: In prison in Tajikistan (Ferghana News, 2011)
Press sources: Amnesty International,2013. "Return to torture: extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia" [Online]. Available at: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/EUR04/001/2013/en/ Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty,2012. 'Documented: Five Cases Of Abduction', 14th November 2012. [Online]. Available at: http://www.rferl.org/content/central-asia-russia-five-cases-of-abduction/24770771.html Ferghana News, 2011. " Россия: Пропавшие в Москве искатели убежища обнаружены в следственных изоляторах Таджикистана". 7th of August, 2011 [Online]. Available at: http://www.fergananews.com/news.php?id=17252