Yakubov, Talib

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Yakubov is a member of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (The Diplomat, 2015). He fled to France in August 2006 after a criminal case was opened against him in Uzbekistan in July 2006 (Amnesty International, 2009).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2006.
Violence experienced: .

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

While living in Uzbekistan in 2006, he was receiving constant threats to his life from the state authorities (Amnesty International, 2014).

Yakubov’s son-in- law Azam Farmanov was detained in Uzbekistan in 2006 after he defended the rights of local farmers, and was subsequently sentenced to 9 years in prison (Amnesty International, 2014). Relatives believe that he was subjected to torture to make him denounce Yakubov, give up his human rights activities and divorce Yakubov’s daughter (Amnesty International, 2008).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

The retired activist is the holder of a French passport (RFE/RL, 2018).

Current status:

Yakubov remains in France, living in exile (The Diplomat, 2015).

Press sources:

Amnesty International. (2008). Uzbekistan: A Briefing on Current Human Rights Concerns . Available: http://www.amnesty.eu/static/documents/2008/Uzbekistan_briefing.pdf. Last accessed 19th April 2018.

Amnesty International. (2009). Blog: My Son-in- Law, the Prisoner of Conscience. Available: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2009/12/blog-my-son-law-prisoner-conscience-20091209/. Last accessed 19th April 2018.

Amnesty International. (2014). Amnesty International Public Statement. Available: http://www.amnesty.eu/content/assets/Press_Release_images/14062014_HRD_anniversary_public_statement(1).pdf. Last accessed 19th April 2018.

The Diplomat. (2015). Uzbek Activist Sentenced to 5 More Years for "Violating Prison Rules". Available: https://thediplomat.com/2015/06/uzbek-activist-sentenced-to-5-more-years-for-violating-prison-rules/. Last accessed 19th April 2018.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prominent Uzbek rights activist returns home after more than 10 years in exile, 27 September 2018, available at: https://www.refworld.org/docid/5c34a682a.html