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Russia Ready to Illegally Extradite Former Guard of Leader of Tajik Opposition to Tajikistan

posted 29 May 2012, 14:22 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 29 May 2012, 14:29 ]
29 May 2012

Memorial Human Rights Center

On November 4, 2010 a citizen of Tajikistan Abdulvosi Latipov, born 1968, was arrested by the Federal Security Service on the extradition request of the authorities of Tajikistan and placed in a detention center № 1 in Volgograd. Latipov worked as a security guard of Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda, a former leader of the United Tajik Opposition, against whom a campaign in the republic is organized. At home Latipov is accused of extortion, kidnapping, banditry, assault on a state or public figure, the damage of state property and terrorism. In the case of extradition, Latipov will face persecution and torture by law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan. [Read more]