Mukhiddinov, Firdavs

Parents of Firdavs Muhiddinov say their son was working in Russia and he participated only one time in a demonstration organized by Group 24 in Novosibirsk (Human Rights, Watch 2016).

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

He has been working in Russia (TajInfo, 2015).

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

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

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

He was charged for association with Group 24 and  appearing in an online video of a gathering by Tajik migrant workers in Russia, in which he called on President Emomali Rahmon to resign (Asia-Plus, 2015). Mukhiddinov’s parents said that he participated on one occasion in a Group 24-organized demonstration in Novosibirsk.

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

He was detained by Tajik law enforcement authorities after he returned to Tajikistan (TajInfo, 2015; Human Rights Watch, 2016).

The sentence followed a conviction on charges of insulting the president, organising an extremist group, organising a criminal group, calling for extremist actions, and being members of the banned opposition movement Group 24 (Asia-Plus 2015).


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

In 2015, the judge Rajabzoda, presiding over the same Dushanbe court, sentenced Firdavs Mukhiddinov, 16 years and six months in prison on various extremism charges (Human Rights Watch, 2016).


International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Imprisoned for 16 years and six months.

Current status:

Remains imprisoned in Tajikistan as of June 2019 having served only a minority of his 16 and a half year sentence (Human Rights Watch, 2019).

Press sources:

Human Rights Watch, 2016. Tajikistan: Severe Crackdown on Political Opposition US, EU Should Urgently Raise Abuses. [Online]. Available at:


Asia-Plus, 2015. "Two get long jail terms for association with Group 24", 14th March 2015. [Online]. Available at:


TajInfo,2015. "Двое членов "Группы 24" приговорены к 16,5 годам колонии", 14th March 2015. [Online]. Available at:

Human Rights Watch, 2019. "Submission to UN Human Rights Committee's Review of Tajikistan". [Online]. Available at: