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.
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.
EMIL KURBEDINOV RECEIVES
2017 FRONT LINE DEFENDERS AWARD
"We live in dark times. It seems we are assailed daily with fresh atrocities. Welcome to a celebration of the courage of those who bring light and love to our world."
On 3 February 2018, human rights defender and journalist Dilmurod Sayid was released on parole from penal colony 64/51 in Karshi, Uzbekistan.
On 16 March 2018 human rights defender Gaibullo Jalilov was released from prison, after almost nine years.
On 21 February 2018, 64-year old human rights defender Isroilzhon Kholdarov was released after having served almost 12 years in prison.
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.