September 25, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Journalist’s Deportation Halted But Risk Remains (Russian Federation: UA 61.17)


On 8 August, the Moscow City Court suspended the deportation of Uzbekistani national Khudoberdi Nurmatov pending review of his case by the European Court of Human Rights, but he continues to be held in detention. He should be immediately released.

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On 8 August, the Moscow City Court suspended the deportation of Uzbekistani national Khudoberdi Nurmatov pending review of his case by the European Court of Human Rights, but he continues to be held in detention. He should be immediately released.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately release Khudoberdi Turgunalievich Nurmatov;
  • Promptly and effectively investigate Khudoberdi Nurmatov’s allegations of ill-treatment in custody and, pending his release, ensure he is protected from torture and ill treatment;
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure Khudoberdi Nurmatov is not abducted and subjected to secret rendition, or in any other way forcibly returned to Uzbekistan, where he is at risk of prosecution, torture and other ill-treatment, and imprisonment, including for his sexual orientation.

Contact these two officials by 2 November, 2017:

Prosecutor General
Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika
Prosecutor General’s Office
ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a
125993 Moscow GSP- 3, Russian Federation
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41/ +7 495 692 17 25
Online submissions (accepted only in Russian): http://ipriem.genproc.gov.ru/contacts/ipriem/send/
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

Ambassador Denis V. Gonchar, Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700
Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @RussiaInUSA; @RusEmbUSA
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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