Yuldashev, Murod

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Prior to May 2005 Murod lived and worked in Uzbekistan in a shoe factory. On 13 May 2005 he and his colleagues attended a demonstration held on Bobur square in Andijan, Uzbekistan. The meeting was organised to protest against government policies. At some point the authorities opened fire on the protesters. He managed to escape from the square. When he returned home his relatives told him that he was being sought by the Uzbek law-enforcement agencies on suspicion of organising the events in Andijan (ECHR, 2010).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: 2005 Andijan Uprising.

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2013.
Violence experienced: .

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

On 26 November 2007 the Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office requested the Russian Prosecutor General's Office for his extradition (ECHR, 2010).

On March 7, Murod's wife noticed they were being followed by a car with 3 men with Asian appearance. They received a call in Uzbek to their appartment demanding that they opened the principal door, no one came in (HRO. org., 2013).

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

He was charged in absentia with the alleged charges of commission of terrorist acts, membership of extremist organisations, attempts to overthrow the State's constitutional order and organisation of mass disorder (ECHR, 2010).

 On 31 October 2007 the applicant was arrested in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on the grounds that his name had been put on a cross-border wanted list by the Uzbek authorities (ECHR, 2010).

Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death):

On 8 March 2013 at approximately 10:30am, Yuldashev was attacked by two unidentified individuals. He was dragged into a car, but with the help of two passersby he was able to fight off his assailants (HRO, org., 2013)

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident):

The applicant's request for asylum was refused on December 2009. Pending proceedings, since 11st February 2010, for temporary asylum request (ECHR, 2010).

The applicant requested for asylum on 2008, however the Moscow FMS rejected the applicant's request on the grounds that there was no real risk of him being ill-treated in Uzbekistan (ECHR, 2010).

Current status:

Pending asylum status, however the European Human Rights Court established that in any case of extradition, Russia will be violating Article 3 of the Convention (ECHR, 2010).

Press sources:

HRO., org. 2013. "Refugees in Russia: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?", 11 March, 2013. [Online]. Available at: http://hro.rightsinrussia.info/archive/refugees-idps/asylum/expedite

Legal sources:

European Court of Human Rights, 2010."Case of YULDASHEV v. RUSSIA", 22 November, 2010. [Online]. Available at:http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-99796