On request of Global Advocates Foundation, a Member of the Spanish Parliament and the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions Mr Ignacio Sanchez Amor, intervened and wrote to the Greek authorities regarding the case of the Tajik activist and member of the moderate Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) Mr Mirzorakhim Kuzov, who was detained in Greece after Tajik authorities placed him on the INTERPOL's Red Notice list.
Forced Return Would Violate Ban on Torture, Ill-Treatment
(Athens) – Greece should not extradite, deport, or otherwise facilitate the return of a Tajik opposition activist to Tajikistan, where he faces possible torture or ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), was detained on October 9, 2017, by Greek police at passport control in Athens International Airport as he was in transit after attending a human rights conference in Warsaw, Poland.
The extradition case of Tajikistan’s Mr Mirzorakhim Kuzov in Greece
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
On behalf of Global Advocates Foundation*, this letter is to confirm the current extremely difficult political and human rights situation in Tajikistan, in the context of extradition case of Mr Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a Tajik political and social activist, member of the moderate Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) and its Supreme Council and Executive Council, to Greece.