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Russia: Arrested journalist covering migrant workers' rights at risk of being forcibly returned to Uzbekistan, where he may face torture

Author: Amnesty International, Published on: 21 March 2017

"Russian Federation: Stop journalist's forcible return to Uzbekistan: Khudoberdi Nurmatov (Ali Feruz)", 17 March 2017

Khudoberdi Nurmatov, an Uzbekistani asylum-seeker and journalist who lives and works in Moscow, is at risk of being forcibly returned under fast-track administrative measures to Uzbekistan. There he would be at risk of serious human rights violations, including torture. Khudoberdi Nurmatov writes for the independent newspaper Novaia Gazeta under the pseudonym Ali Feruz, covering issues that include disability rights, and the rights of refugees and migrants from Central Asia. He has also been an activist with Amnesty International since 2015.

 

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