Who, Why and How exiled: Nasim Sharipov is a member of the opposition organization 24. In March 2018 he was detained in Istanbul together with Suhrobi Zafar, the leader of the Group 24 ( RFE/RL, 2018). According to Human Rights Watch they have been detained at the requests of Tajik authorities (HRW, 2018).
Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): They have been detained in Turkey in March 2018. On March 23, Human Rights Watch's (HRW) Central Asia researcher, Steve Swerdlow, told RFE/RL that Turkey's Constitutional Court had ruled to suspend their possible extradition amid concerns that they might face torture while in custody in Tajikistan ( RFE/RL, 2018)
Current status: They have been currently held in detention centre in Turkey. Their extradition has been suspended for three months ( RFE/RL, 2018).
Press sources: RFE/RL, 2018. "Tajikistan Seeks Extradition Of Two Opposition Politicians From Turkey". 10th of April, 2018. [Online].Available at: https://www.rferl.org/a/tajikistan-seeks-extradition-of-two-opposition-politicians-turkey/29156770.html Human Rights Watch (2018). "Turkey: Tajik Activists Face Deportation. Risk Torture, Politically Motivated Imprisonment if Returned", April 13, 2018. [Online]. Available at :https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/turkey-tajik-activists-face-deportation