Yklymov, Orazmukhammet

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Yklymov is a freelance journalist and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty. He left Turkmenistan in 2003 for Moscow, Russia, to avoid extradition to Turkmenistan (Reporters Without Borders, 2004).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Journalist.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2003.
Violence experienced: .

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

Two of his sons, Esenaman and Ayli, have both been arrested and detained on suspicion of their involvement in the attempted assassination of the President of Turkmenistan (Amnesty International, 2003). Further to this, other members of his family have been harassed, intimidated  and arrested for suspected involvement in the attack (Reporters Without Borders, 2004).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

On 7th January 2003, Yklymov received information that the Turkmen authorities were opening a case against him, charging him for the trade of weapons and ammunition (Amnesty International, 2003; Reporters Without Borders, 2004).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

Living in exile in Moscow, Russia (Amnesty International, 2003; Reporters Without Borders, 2004).

Press sources:

Amnesty International (2003). Russia/Turkmenistan: Fear of Deportation/Fear of Torture/Unfair Trial. [online] Amnesty.org. Available at: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/EUR46/005/2003/ar/ [Accessed 5 Mar. 2018].

Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2004 - Turkmenistan, 2004, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46e69130c.html [accessed 5 March 2018]