Vosiyev, Abdurahim



Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Born in 1987 in the Khalton District of the Khalton Region of Tajikistan. He is a resident of the city of Kabodyan (Atayeva, 2015) but he later moved to Russia. He moved to Russia and was affiliated with the group Youth for the Revival of Tajikistan (YRT) (Human Rights Watch, 2016).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Youth for Revival of Tajikistan.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2014.
Violence experienced: .

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

He was charged by the Tajik authorities for extremist activities (Радио Озоди,2015). Tajik authorities charged him with founding an “extremist community” (article 307) and making calls to “mass disorder and the violent seizure of power” (article 307.1).


Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

Arrested in Russia on 12 November 2014 and held for in a pretrial detention facility in Moscow for months waiting for extradition to Tajikistan (Asia-Plus, 2015).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

He was released from his detention in 2015 (Радио Озоди, 2015). While he has been released following 12 months of detention, he still faces the possibility of extradition (Human Rights Watch, 2016).

Press sources:

Asia-Plus, 2015. "Members of Tajik opposition organization detained in Russia and Tajikistan". 28 Januray, 2015 [Online]. Available at:  http://s1.news.tj/tj/node/202434

Радио Озоди, 2015. "В Москве из СИЗО освобожден один из сторонников «Группы 24»", 16 Novermber, 2015. [Online]. Available at: https://rus.ozodi.org/a/27368571.html

Human Rights Watch, 2016  "Tajikistan: Severe Crackdown on Political Opposition US, EU Should Urgently Raise Abuses". 17 February, 2016.   [Online]. Available at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/02/17/tajikistan-severe-crackdown-political-opposition

Nadejda Ataeyva Blog, 2015. "Russia: Tajik activist Mehribon Sattorov faces extradition".31 July, 2015 [Online]. Available at:  http://www.ahrca.eu/tadjikistan/torture-prevention/850-russia-tajik-activist-mehribon-sattorov-faces-extradition