A Moscow court has stopped the deportation of a Russian reporter to his native Uzbekistan, bowing to a European court's order.
Today, the Moscow City Court suspended an earlier ruling to deport Nurmatov in accordance with the Strasbourg court's verdict.
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 Russia several times.
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