Yorov, Jamshed

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

He is a  defense lawyer and was forced to flee Tajikistan to evade charges of disclosing state secrets (OCCRP, 2017).

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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   not Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2017.
Violence experienced: .

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

The security services in Tajikistan, have imprisoned his brother, Buzurgmehr Yorov. Buzurgmehr Yorov, is also a lawyer and has been imprisoned in Tajikistan since September 2015. He is serving a 25-year sentence following a flawed trial on politically motivated charges after publicly announcing he would represent jailed IRPT members. Jamshed Yorov participated in the Dortmund conference and made a public statement on July 9, 2017. The next day security services officers went to his family’s home in Vahdat, Tajikistan, and told Yorov’s wife, Dilbar Zuhurova, that she and her children were barred from leaving Tajikistan and would be imprisoned if they tried to leave. Yorov told Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee that officers pressured Zuhurova to divorce him, promising to supply her with food and money if she agrees. They also threatened to rape Jamshed’s 15-year-old daughter (Human Rights Watch, 2017).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

Human Rights Watch, 2017. 'Tajikistan: Stop Persecuting Opposition Families. US, EU Should Urgently Address Retaliation'. Jul 18. 2017. [Online]. Available at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/07/18/tajikistan-stop-persecuting-opposition-families

OCCCRP, 2017. 'Tajikistan: Human Rights Watchdogs Condemn Crackdown on Lawyers'. 24 May, 2017. [Online]. Available at: https://www.occrp.org/en/component/content/article?id=6495:tajikistan-human-rights-watchdogs-condemn-crackdown-on-lawyers

Current status:

Residing in Germany.