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Open Case
24 November 2017

Russia’s Federal Bailiffs Service accepted the decision of the Basmanny district court to allow Khudoberdi Nurmatov to leave Russia for a third country. The defender left the Russia and arrived in Germany on 15 February 2018.

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Blog Post
andrew in uzbekistan
28 March 2019

Andrew Anderson, together with the Front Line Defenders Protection Coordinator for Europe & Central Asia, Masha Chitchenkova, visited Uzbekistan in March 2019.

“The prison wardens used to ask me why I was smiling, was I pleased with my sentence? I asked them if smiling was against prison regulations.”

23 April 2018

Dispatches 2017 presents the work Front Line Defenders has undertaken around the world for the protection and security of human rights defenders at risk in 2017, including the impact of grants, training, advocacy, visibility, rest & respite and other programs. 2017 marks the 10th year of Risk Assessment and Protection Planning training, while the year also saw the expansion of the programme with the addition of a Security Advisor and an additional Protection Coordinator in West Africa.

Closed Case
14 June 2019

On 13 June 2019, the journalist Timur Karpov was officially notified that the issuing of his passport was denied due to the request being considered ‘unreasonable’. The journalist has been trying to obtain the passport that would allow him to travel outside of Uzbekistan since 8 April 2019.

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Closed Case
21 February 2018

On 15 February 2018, a criminal case was opened in Moscow against migrant rights defender Bakhrom Khamroev, on the trumped up charge of illegally assisting in the ‘fictitious registration of foreign citizens residency’ under Article 322.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

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