Who, Why and How exiled: A member of Group 24, after receving threats towards his family he returned to Tajikistan on 9 October 2014 and was arrested at the airport in Dushanbe. (TajInfo, 2015).
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Kurbonov had been charged with anti-constitutional activity (article 307) of the Criminal Code of Tajikistan. (Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death): Kurbonov's collegues claim that he disappeared after returning to Tajikistan from Russia on or around 10th October 2014. Activists believe that he was forcibly disappeared by Tajik authorities and may be in a detention facility, although his whereabouts remain unknown. (Human Rights Watch,2016).
Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): Family received threats, prompting Kurbonov's return (TajInfo, 2015; Sputnik, 2015).
Current status: Kurbonov is serving four year sentence in prison in Tajikistan, though there is no record of a trial taking place. Whereabouts remain unknown. (TajInfo, 2015; Human Rights Watch, 2016; Atayeva,2015).
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