detained journalist of «Novaya Gazeta» will be extradited to Uzbekistan

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Detained in Moscow correspondent of «Novaya Gazeta» and a citizen of Uzbekistan Hudaberdi Nurmatov violates immigration laws and subject to deportation to their homeland, reported RIA Novosti a source in the police.

As previously reported by the newspaper on its website, the correspondent of «Novaya Gazeta» Hudaberdi Nurmatov (alias Ali Feruz), which previously was denied temporary asylum in Russia, was detained on Tuesday in Moscow near the office. The publication added that on the eve Nurmatov filed in the court of appeal against the refusal of the interior Ministry to grant him temporary asylum in Russia. To the adjudication of the complaint it may be located on the territory of Russia. In may, the interior Ministry refused to grant temporary asylum Nurmatova who must leave the country.

In March, he was detained because of a violation of the rules of entry or the regime of stay in Russia, drew up an administrative report, but he did not appear in court. According to «Novaya Gazeta», Nurmatov was earlier arrested in Russia at the request of the Uzbek authorities, and from Uzbekistan he left «a few years ago due to the fact that local security services tried to recruit him». While the publication did not believe «that this man is a radical Islamist».

«Currently, Nurmatov is in Russia in violation of immigration laws and does not fulfill the legal requirement of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on the necessity to travel to the Republic of Uzbekistan. In connection with default of requirements of bodies of internal Affairs of Russia Nurmatov will be expelled in due order in the Republic of Uzbekistan,» the source said, confirming the arrest.

As said the interlocutor of the Agency, in June Nurmatov was obliged to go to Uzbekistan, but once again ignored the decision of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia, and now he faces placement in the temporary detention centre for foreigners, and then expulsion.

«Nurmatov is illegal in Russia in 2011 and 2012 without a single identity document. In 2012, he allegedly lost expired passport of the citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan till 2017 it was not restored. Therefore, the only legitimate way to get some kind of official status it to travel to Uzbekistan to obtain a passport,» said the police.

However, the interior Ministry of Uzbekistan on 6 Jul officially confirmed the nationality Nurmatov, and the fact that he is a native of the city of Kokand, said the Agency interlocutor.

«In 2015 Nurmatov works in «Novaya Gazeta» without a work permit. He is a journalist, not having higher education. His education is that in 2006, arrived in Kazan from Uzbekistan and entered the Kazan Islamic College, and a year in Kazan Islamic University. Then in 2008 Nurmatov took place in the case of recruitment to radical Islamist organization «AK Takfir Val-Hijra», — concluded the source.

As previously reported RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies, in 2008 Nurmatov took place in Russia in a criminal case on terrorism: convicted resident of Tambov stated that he had involved it in extremist activities, recruiting in illegal armed groups.

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