Saidov, Shamsiddin

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3
Class of most serious incident: .
Date of most serious incident: 2018.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled: Saidov is one of the founders of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (Akhbor, 2018). When the civil war began in Tajikistan, Saidov fled to Afghanistan where he represented the IRPT’s leader as the time Said Abdullo Nuri (Fergana News, 2018). After the war, Saidov returned to the country in 1997 and until 2010 he led the International Department of IRPT (Fergana News, 2018).

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): In August 2015, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Justice demanded IRPT cease their activity, and in September of that year, the authorities “accused [IRPT] leadership of involvement in a military mutiny" (Fergana News, 2018). In 2018 Saidov was arrested in absentia and convicted to serve a sentence of 15 years at home (Akhbor, 2018). The court in Tajikistan found Saidov guilty on the basis of “articles 189, part 2 (incitement of religious hatred), 307 (public invitation to overthrow the constitutional order), and 401, (terrorism and treason)” (Akhbor, 2018).

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …): In 1986 Saidov was detained by Soviet Security forces and sentenced to prison (Fergana News, 2018).

Current status: Saidov has not responded to his sentence of 15 years to be served in Tajikistan (Akhbor, 2018).Saidov now lives abroad, according to Tajik officials, in Poland (Akhbor, 2018).

Press sources: Akhbor. (2018). 15 СОЛ ҲУКМИ ЗИНДОНИ ЯКЕ АЗ РОҲБАРОНИ ҲНИТ ШАМСИДДИН САИДОВ. [Online]Available at: http://akhbor.com/-p4946-155.htm. Last accessed 26th Feb 2018. Fergana News. (2018). High-Ranking Member of Tajik Islamic Renaissance Party Sentenced in Absentia.[Online] Available at: http://enews.fergananews.com/news.php?id=3743&mode=snews. Last accessed 26th Feb 2018.