Suhrob, Zafar

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Group of 24.
Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3
Date of most serious incident: 2018.
Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .
Exiled? Yes.

Who, Why and How exiled: Suhrob Zafar and Nasimjon Sharipov, senior members of the Tajik opposition political movement Group 24 were detained in Istanbul on March 19, 2018, at the request of Tajik authorities ( Human Rights Watch, 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: 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 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