France must not extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and Without Borders Project have expressed concern over the possible extradition to Ukraine of Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition politician from Kazakhstan, and believe that he will then be extradited back to his country of origin. | detail

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Ravozzaev still in detention as first anniversary of Kyiv abduction approaches

A Moscow court has again extended the detention order on Leonid Razvozzhaev, the leftwing Russian activist who was abducted from the centre of Kyiv on 17 October last year while in the process of applying for political asylum | detail

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Ukraine Security Services condemned for aiding abductions, disappearances and torture

Amnesty International has published a new report entitled Return to Torture in Central Asia in which it accuses the security services of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics of colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of wanted individuals | detail

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Ukraine in flagrant breach of commitments on refugees

Refugees and asylum seekers get no help from the government and are not given the means to help themselves | detail

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No safety for Russian opposition figures in Ukraine

Mikhail Maglov from the Russian movement Solidarity is reported on Ukrainsky Tyzhden as saying that the abduction from Ukraine of leftwing activist Leonid Razvozzhaev made it clear that Russian opposition figures cannot feel safe in Ukraine. | detail

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Ex- Tajik Prime Minister will not be extradited

On Thursday 4 April ex- Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov was released from the Kyiv SIZO [remand prison]. His lawyer told journalists that Ukraine does not plan to extradite Mr Abdullojonov | detail

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Authorities must not return former Tajik Prime Minister to torture in Tajikistan

Amnesty International has written to the Ukrainian authorities urging them not to return former Prime Minister Abdulmalik Abdullodzhonov to Tajikistan where he would be at risk of torture and other grave human rights violations | detail

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Why is Ukraine ready to extradite refugees?

A Kyiv court has sanctioned the arrest pending extradition of ex-Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov who was detained when he arrived in Kyiv from the USA on 5 February | detail

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Abducted in Kyiv. Whereabouts presently unknown

The lawyer representing Leonid Razvozzhaev, the Russian opposition activist who was abducted from Kyiv in October while in the process of seeking asylum, says that neither he nor Razvozzhaev’s family have any idea where he is being held | detail

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UNHCR: Ukraine must not extradite a person recognized as a refugee in the USA

The UNHCR has issued a statement in which it gives no names, however it appears to be referring to the already reported detention of ex- Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov | detail

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Former Tajik Prime Minister also detained in Ukraine on extradition request

Ex- Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov has been detained in custody in Kyiv for 40 days pending a review of an extradition request from the Tajik authorities. He had arrived from the USA where he has been living for some time | detail

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Danger of Uzbek refugee being extradited to Uzbekistan

It is a bitter irony that Khurmatillo Zokirov should have fled to Ukraine from Russia where attempts to extradite him to face obviously trumped up charges had failed. He has now been in custody for eight months and could well face extradition if action is not taken now | detail

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Unprecedented Cynicism in the Razvozzhaev Case

After a “check” by investigators found “no substance” in the allegations by Leonid Razvozzhaev, the Russian activist abducted from Ukraine in October that their fellow investigator had tortured him, Razvozzhaev himself is now being prosecuted for the allegation | detail

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Nowhere to turn: Suicide of Russian asylum seeker

Alexander Dolmatov, member of the Other Russia opposition party and participant in the 6 May anti-Putin demonstration has taken his life in a Rotterdam detention centre after his asylum application was turned down | detail

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Razvozzhaev Case: No Pretence of Rule of Law

While the Ukrainian authorities continue to deny any involvement in the abduction of Russian opposition figure and asylum seeker Leonid Razvozzhaev, their Russian counterparts may be using inadmissible pressure on him to trump up charges against prominent opposition figures | detail

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Razvozzhaev: Any change in my testimony will be through coercion

The Russian activist scandalously abducted while seeking asylum in Ukraine calls his removal to Irkutsk an attempt by the investigators to put pressure on him and force him to give the testimony they require | detail

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Official noises from the police over Razvozzhaev case

It is difficult to gauge whether the Kyiv Police really are looking into the abduction of the Russian activist and asylum seeker or whether formal requirements of the new Criminal Procedure Code are simply being fulfilled | detail

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Enforced Silence: From Kyiv to Siberia

As feared, Leonid Razvozzhaev, the Russian Left Front activist abducted while applying for asylum in Kyiv, has been sent to Irkutsk to face charges on a 15-year-old criminal investigation | detail

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Charges and questions multiply in the Razvozzhaev case

The new charge against Leonid Razvozzaev, the Left Front activist who was abducted in Kyiv while in the process of seeking asylum and forcibly returned to Russia seems staggeringly inept as is so much else in this shocking case | detail

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Razvozzhaev case: Answers urgently requred

Strasbourg, it seems, would also like answers regarding the abduction in Kyiv, forced return to Russia, likely torture and prosecution of Russian activist and asylum seeker Leonid Razvozzhaev | detail

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