Sultanov, Nabi

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Nabi Sultanov, an Uzbek national and a native of the town of Namangan, arrived in Russia, Moscow, to find a job.  Sultanov has not been filed with criminal charges either in Russia or in Uzbekistan. Neither had he been involved in any political activities. Sultanov had been following Muslim rites thoroughly, albeit he had never belonged to a religious group (Rights in Russia, 2010).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Alleged religious extremist.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2010.
Violence experienced: .

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

On 7 May 2009 the Supreme Court upheld the Moscow City Court decision and the extradition order became final. On 18 September 2008 the Russian Prosecutor General's Office decided to extradite the applicant to Uzbekistan (HRO, org.,2010). 

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

On June 17, 2008 Sultanov was detained in Perm' as a person listed on the inter-state wanted list ( Human Rights Center Memorial, 2010; European Court of Human Rights, 2010).

On 4 June 2008 the Main Investigations Department of the Uzbek Ministry of the Interior charged Sultanov Nabi in absentia with organisation of a criminal group, attempts to overthrow the State's constitutional order and dissemination of the views of a radical extremist movement (Human Rights Center Memorial, 2010).

On May 7, 2009 the decision on extradition to Uzbekistan came into force. However, it was not executed since the European Court had previously applied Rule 39, according to which the Russian authorities had been ordered not to extradite the applicant until further instructions from the European Court (Human Rights Center Memorial, 2010).


Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …):

They were attempts of kidnapping during his detention (, 2010).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Pending appealing proceedings for refugee and asylum status (, 2010).

Current status:

He has been released from detention (, 2010).

Press sources:

HRO, org.,2010.  "The Story of a Failed Abduction", 22 September 2010. [Online]. Available at:

Human Rights Center Memorial, 2010. "Sultanov vs. Russia. European Court for Human Rights Decision"[Online]. Available at:

Legal sources:

European Human Rights Court, "Case of Sultanov v. Russia", 4 November, 2010. [Online]. Available at: