Rustamkhojaev, Fuad

He was a co-founder of a new opposition alliance, the Popular Movement of Uzbekistan ( BBC News, 2015).

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Who, Why and How exiled:

An Uzbek businessman and founding member of the People's Movement of Uzbekistan (PMU), and was active in the movement's congress held in Berlin in 2011 (BBC News, 2015).

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Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2011.
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Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests):

He had been approached about a month before, by officers from Uzbekistan's National Security Service who physically threatened him if he continued his political activities (Radio Free Europe, 2011).

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

He was shot dead in Ivanovo in 2011, at the entrance to his home (BBC News, 2015).

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Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

He had lived many years in Russia and gained Russian citizenship in 2005 ( Radio Free Europe, 2011).

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Press sources:

Radio Free Europe, 2011. "Exiled Uzbek Political Activist Shot Dead In Russia". 26 September, 2011. [Online]. Available at:

BBC News, 2015.  "Sweden imam attack: The Uzbek hitman and the unanswered questions". 15 December 2015. [Online]. Available at: