Shcherbina, Aleksandr

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Scherbina fled to Russia from Kazakhstan in 2001, whilst on leave from serving a term of imprisonment in an ‘open colony’. His nationality (Kazakh or Russian) is a subject of controversy (European Court of Human Rights,  2014).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2011.
Violence experienced: .

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests):

In 1998 he was convicted in Kazakhstan for armed robbery. According to Scherbina, he was wrongly accused and ill-treated by the investigating officers. He claims that he was  was subjected to discrimination as an ethnic Russia. In Kazakhstan he was put on the wanted list ((European Court of Human Rights, 2014).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Scherbina was arrested and detained in Russia on the 28th February 2011 on the order of the Kaluga town prosecutor, Russia. This followed an extradition request by the Kazakh authorities. On the 15th April 2011, a judge of the district court found that Scherbina’s detention, in the absence of a detention order by a Russian court, was unlawful.On the 28th April 2011 a regional court quashed the detention order, finding that there was no risk of absconding, and Mr Shcherbina was released. The order for his extradition was subsequently upheld (European Court of Human Rights, 2014).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

Released, though details unknown.

Press sources:

European Court of Human Rights, 2014. "Press Release Chamber Judgement Shcherbina v. Russia" , 26th June 2014. [Online]. Available at: