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Russian court halts journalist's deportation to Uzbekistan

AP  |  Moscow 

A Moscow has stopped the deportation of a Russian reporter to his native Uzbekistan, bowing to a European court's order.

The European of Human Rights has obliged to halt Khudoberdy Nurmatov's deportation amid rights activists' fear he might face torture in Uzbekistan.


Today, the Moscow City suspended an earlier ruling to deport Nurmatov in accordance with the Strasbourg court's verdict.

The ordered Nurmatov, who was born in but grew up in Uzbekistan, to stay in a detention facility for foreigners pending the European court's hearings.

Nurmatov, who writes for Russian Novaya Gazeta newspaper under the pen name Ali Feruz, fled Uzbekistan in 2008 after he was tortured and coerced into collaborating with intelligence agencies. He has been denied asylum in several times.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 17:07 IST
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