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).
State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Group of 24.
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2015.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: He has been working in Russia (TajInfo, 2015).

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  conviction on charges of insulting the president, organizing an extremist group, organizing 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)  

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Imprisoned to 16 years and six months.

Current status: Imprisoned

Press sources: Human Rights Watch, 2016. Tajikistan: Severe Crackdown on Political Opposition US, EU Should Urgently Raise Abuses. [Online]. Available at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/02/17/tajikistan-severe-crackdown-political-opposition Asia-Plus, 2015. "Two get long jail terms for association with Group 24", 14th March 2015. [Online]. Available at: http://news.tj/en/news/two-get-long-jail-terms-association-group-24

TajInfo,2015. "Двое членов "Группы 24" приговорены к 16,5 годам колонии", 14th March 2015. [Online]. Available at: http://tajinfo.org/post/2015/03/14/635619049773582989