Who, Why and How exiled: Tanrykuliev was a former opposition Member of Parliament in Turkmenistan who was jailed in 1999 for open criticism of the government (Human Rights Watch, 2016). In 2000, he was released and fled to Norway (Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Soon after Tanrykuliev’s arrest his daughter and son-in-law were dismissed from work and subject to interrogation and intimidation as well as banned from leaving the country (Human Rights Watch, 2016). Other members of Tanrykuliev’s family were also prohibited from leaving the country including his wife and two daughters, and his brother (Human Rights Watch, 2016). In 2016 the travel ban against Tanrykuliev’s wife and daughters was lifted (Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death): In 1999, he was sentenced to jail for open criticism of the government, which prevented him from participating in the next parliamentary elections. (Альтернативные новости Туркменистана, 2016)
Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Tanrykuliev has asylum status in Norway (Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Current status: Currently leaves in Norway.
Press sources: Human Rights Watch. (2016). Туркменистан: Семье диссидента разрешили выезд из страны. Available: https://www.hrw.org/ru/news/2016/06/09/290842. [Last accessed 4th April 2018]. Альтернативные новости Туркменистана, 2016. 'Туркменистан: Семье диссидента разрешили выезд из страны'. 09.06.2016.[Online].Available at: https://habartm.org/archives/5162 [Accessed: 16th April, 2018].