Latipov, Abdulvosi

His associates Yusuf Jalilov and Boymurod Khodjaev were also arrested  in Chelyabinsk (Asia-News, 2010). 

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Who, Why and How exiled:

Latipov worked as a security guard of Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda- a Senator in the National Assembly of Tajikistan. Latpov had been an active member of the United Tajik Opposition (UTO) during the civil war (Amnesty International, 2012).

Category of exile: , . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: United Tajik Opposition.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2012.
Violence experienced: .

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

He was accused of a series of crimes, including kidnapping, damaging state property and terrorism related offences (Amnesty International, 2012). INTERPOL has issued a 'Red Notice' against Latipov which has not been withdrawn (INTERPOL 'Red Notice' Extract for Latipov, Abdulvosit; By 2 March 2019 there was no Red Notice at Interpol to be found).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

In November 2010, Abdulvosi Latipov was detained by the Federal Security Service in Russia, following an extradition request by the Tajikistani authorities.

On 24th August August 2011 Prosecutor General Office of the Russian Federation ordered the extradition of Latipov to Tajikistan. But this was blocked by the European Court of Human Rights, who issued interim measures based on article 39- due to the imminent risk of irreparable harm. Latipov was released from detention [in Russia] on 15th October 2012 (Amnesty International, 2012).

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

However days after Latipov's release, he was forcibly taken from a flat he had been staying in by unidentified armed men wearing masks. Several armed men broke into Latipov's house, attacked his relatives, and abducted Latipov himself by force (Радио Азаттык, 2012). According to Amnesty International, Latipov was transported back to Tajikistan, where it is feared he will face mistreatment and torture. (Amnesty International, 2012).

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Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

Radio Free Europe reports that the Tajik government officially denies holding Latipov but Interior Ministry sources say he is being kept in secret in Dushanbe (Transitions Online,2012; Радио Азаттык, 2012).

Press sources:

Amnesty International Public Statement, 'Tajikistan urged to disclose whereabouts of suspect held incommunicado', 5th November 2012.[Online]. Available at:


Transitions Online, 'Central Asians Abducted in Russia, Macedonia Ends Criminal Libel', 15 November 2012.[Online]. Available at:


Asia-News, 'Таджикских террористов задержали в Челябинске', 9th December, 2010.[Online]. Available at:


Радио Азаттык. 'Правозащитники: Пропавшего гражданина Таджикистана тайно экстрадировали', 16th November, 2012. [Online]. Available at:


Legal sources:

INTERPOL 'Red Notice' Extract for Latipov, Abdulvosit.[Online]. Available at: (Last accessed on the 13th April 2016)