Amnesty International: "No one has been held accountable for the human rights violations that Mirsobir Khamidkariev has suffered in Russia and Uzbekistan"

posted 3 Jun 2016, 07:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Jun 2016, 07:06 ]
"Mirsobir Khamidkariev, an asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, was abducted by officers of the Russian Federal Security Service in June 2014 in Moscow. He was held incommunicado in an unidentified location for a day, forced to wear a bag over his head, and subjected to repeated beatings. The next day, he was handed over to Uzbekistani security agents on the tarmac at an airport in Moscow and forcibly returned to Uzbekistan where he was tortured by Uzbekistani security forces for two months. Mirsobir Khamidkariev was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment on “anti-state” charges following a flagrantly unfair trial. No one has been held accountable for the human rights violations that Mirsobir Khamidkariev has suffered in Russia and Uzbekistan. Russia is party to numerous human rights treaties, which prohibit transfers of a person to a place where he or she is at a real risk of torture."

- Amnesty International

Source: 
'Russia: Investigate the abduction of film producer and asylum-seeker,' Amnesty International

See also: 'Fleeing torture, returned to torture: Uzbekistan to Russia, and back again,' Amnesty International, 1 June 2016
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