Nazarov, Fozil

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Moved from Uzbekistan to Russia in 2010. Lost his Uzbek passport in 2012 (ECHR,  2014).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2013.
Violence experienced: .

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

Put on the Russian federal list of wanted persons in June 2013 at the request of Uzbek authorities (ECHR,  2014). He has been accused by the Uzbek government of criminal offences relating to prohibited religious activities in Uzbekistan (ECHR, 2014).



Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

In 2013, upon notification of charges received by the Uzbek authorities,  the Russian authorities arrested him in Moscow and subsequently charged with a violation of immigration rules in Russia (ECHR, 2014).

The ECHR stopped the extradition, The court ruled in December 2014 that his extradition would violate Article 3 of the Convention  (ECHR,  2014)

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Applied for refugee status in Russia in November 2013 on the basis of fear of persecution for his religious beliefs, but was rejected (European Court of Human Rights, 2014).

Current status:

Unknown. Assumed to still be residing in Russia after the ECHR ruled that his extradition would violate the Convention (ECHR,  2014).

Legal sources:

European Court of Human Rights, 2014.  Case of Fozil Nazarov v. Russia. Judgment, December 11, 2014. [Online]. Available at:

ECtHR - Fozil Nazarov v Russia, 2015.  (no. 74759/13)[Article 3], 12 January, 2015.[Online]. Available at: