Sharipov, Nasim (Nasimjon)

Gender: .
State of concern: .

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 Zafar Shurob, 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).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Group of 24.

Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2018.
Violence experienced: .

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)

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

They were held in detention centre in Turkey. Their extradition had been suspended for three months (RFE/RL, 2018).

Sharipov has been released on 29 May 2018 (Group 24, 2018)

Press sources:

RFE/RL, 2018. "Tajikistan Seeks Extradition Of Two Opposition Politicians From Turkey". 10th of April, 2018. [Online].Available at:

Human Rights Watch (2018). "Turkey: Tajik Activists Face Deportation. Risk Torture, Politically Motivated Imprisonment if Returned", April 13, 2018. [Online]. Available at :


Group24, 2018 Turkey released Nasimjon Sharipov. Политическое движение Группа 24. Available at:[Accessed 10 Mar. 2019].