Musin, Shukhrat

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Fled Uzbekistan for Kyrgyzstan with his family in 2008, fearing religious persecution (HRW, 2013).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Alleged religious extremist.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2013.
Violence experienced: .

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

Wanted in Uzbekistan for crimes including terrorism, attempting to overthrow the constitutional order and participating in a religious extremist organisation (HRW, 2013; Ferghana news, 2013).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Arrested and detained by Kyrgyz authorities in October 2010 following an extradition request from Uzbekistan. Released in February 2011 after Kyrgyz courts declined the extradition request on the grounds that he had been awarded UNHCR status. Detained again in December 2011, but released the same day. In February 2013, was reported missing in Bishkek (HRW,  2013).

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

Located in April 2013 in a pretrial detention center in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Human rights activists say Uzbek authorities may have abducted him (Ferghana News,  2013).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Granted UNHCR refugee status (Human Rights Watch, 2013).

Current status:

In prison in Andijan, Uzbekistan (Ferghana news, 2013).

According to the Association for Human Rights in Central Asia, his exact location as of June 2019 is unknown, as is his health. His relatives reside in the United States with refugee status (AHRCA, 2019).

Press sources:

Ferghana News, 2013. "Пропавший в Кыргызстане беженец Шухрат Мусин обнаружен в андижанской тюрьме". 15 April, 2013. [Online]. Available at:

Human Rights Watch, 2013. "Kyrgyzstan: Locate Missing Uzbek Refugee," 25 February, 2013 [Online]. Available at:

AHRCA, 2019. "EU-Uzbekistan Human Rights Dialogue: EU to raise key fundamental rights issues", 21st June 2019. [Online]. Association for Human Rights in Central Asia. Available at: