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Tajik opposition activist Shabnam Khudoydodova, detained in Brest, is still in jail

2015 2015-09-08T14:37:37+0300 2015-09-08T15:33:28+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Shabnam Khudoydodova

Shabnam Khudoydodova

This was reported by human rights activist Raman Kisliak, who reminded that the citizen of Tajikistan had been detained at the central railway station of Brest during the border control, while going to Poland.

After it was established that Khudoydodova, who was an activist of the opposition organization “Group 24”, had been put on the international wanted list by the authorities of Tajikistan, she was passed to the Brest Transport Police Department for further discrimination.

Later Shabnam Khudoydododva filed a petition to the Belarusian authorities, asking to grant her asylum.

Mr. Kisliak pointed out that, according to the information of the border guards Shabnam Khudoydodva was detained as she was internationally wanted for extremist activities on the territory of her country. “The fact that Khudoydodova didn't engage in extremist activities can be easily verified. She joined “Group 24” already on the territory of the Russian Federation, where she used to live for the last years. Since then, she has never been to Tajikistan. All she was doing was just criticizing the Tajik authorities for their policy,” noted Raman Kisliak.

He also pointed that the Tajik authorities had declared “Group 24” an extremist organization back in 2014. Since then, a number of its activists have been detained, kidnapped or murdered. “Khudoydodova fled from Russia as she was afraid for her life,” explained the human rights activist.

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