The court decided to deport from Russia of the employee «the New newspaper»

© RIA Novosti / Philip Sipkova newspaper. Archival photoThe court decided to deport from Russia of the employee «the New newspaper»© RIA Novosti / Philip Pinch

Basmanny court of Moscow decided to expel the correspondent of «Novaya Gazeta» and the citizen of Uzbekistan Hudaberdi Nurmatov home for violation of migration laws, RIA Novosti press-service of the court.

«The court today ordered the expulsion Nurmatov to Uzbekistan for committing an administrative offense», — said the representative of the court.

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. In may, the interior Ministry refused Nurmatova in temporary asylum, the journalist filed before the decision of the complaint.

In March Nurmatov detained because of a violation of the rules of entry or the regime of stay in Russia and made him the administrative report, but the reporter 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».

According to the source RIA Novosti, Nurmatov is illegal in Russia in 2011 and 2012 without a single identity document: then he allegedly lost expired passport for five years so it was never restored. In addition, according to the source, in 2015 Nurmatov works in «Novaya Gazeta» without a work permit.

At the same time in 2008 Nurmatov took place in the case of recruitment to radical Islamist organization «AK Takfir Val-Hijra»: a convicted resident of Tambov stated that he had involved it in extremist activities, recruiting in illegal armed groups.

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