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Moscow court orders deportation of human rights journalist to Uzbekistan

Author: Front Line Defenders , Published on: 8 August 2017

On 1 August 2017, the Basmanny court of Moscow ordered the deportation of human rights journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov...to Uzbekistan after he was charged with allegedly violating emigration rules...Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who writes under the pseudonym of Ali Feruz, is a human rights defender and journalist working for the Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta. He has reported extensively on violations of human rights in Central Asia and has also covered the conditions of work migrants, asylum seekers, vulnerable groups as well as the LGBT community in the Russian Federation. He has previously worked with Amnesty International and collaborated with various human rights groups in the region.

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