Rustamkhojaev, Fuad

He was a co-founder of a new opposition alliance, the Popular Movement of Uzbekistan ( BBC News, 2015).
State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2011.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: An Uzbek businessman and  leading member of the People's Movement of Uzbekistan ( BBC News, 2015).

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): He was a founder of the PMU and was active in the movement's congress held in Berlin in 2011 ( BBC News, 2015).

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).

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): He had been approached about a month ago by officers from Uzbekistan's National Security Service who physically threatened him if he continued his political activities ( Radio Free Europe, 2011).

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): He had lived many years in Russia and gained Russian citizenship in 2005 ( Radio Free Europe, 2011).

Current status: Deceased.

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: