Document - Czech Republic/Uzbekistan: Further information on Fear of forcible deportation/fear of torture, Muhammad Salih
PUBLICAI Index: EUR 71/006/2001
30 November 2001
Further information on UA 305/01 (EUR 71/004/2001, 29 November 2001) - fear of forcible deportation/fear of torture
CZECH REPUBLIC/UZBEKISTANMuhammad Salih (m), aged 52
Exiled Uzbek opposition leader Muhammad Salih was remanded in custody for 40 days by Prague City Court today, while the extradition request from Uzbekistan is being examined.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please continue appeals as before, in Czech, English or your own language:
- urging the Czech authorities not to forcibly return Muhammad Salih to Uzbekistan, where he would be in grave danger of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment;
- reminding the authorities that the Czech Republic is a party to the UN Refugee Convention; the United Nations Convention against Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment; and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
- reminding them that Muhammad Salih has been recognized as a refugee in Norway and that he should be released and returned to Norway for the Norwegian authorities to deal with the extradition request.
President of the Czech Republic
Telegram:President Havel, Prazsky Hrad, Prague, Czech Republic
Salutation:Dear President Havel
Minister of the Interior
Mr Stanislav Gross
Nad štolou 3
170 34 Prague 7
Fax: + 42 02 614 33560 / 614 33552 / 614 33553
Government Commissioner for Human Rights
11000 Prague 1 - Nové Mesto
Fax:+ 42 02 2494 6615/961 53358
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Loretánské náměstí 5
125 10 Prague 1
Fax: + 42 02 243 10017
COPIES TO: diplomatic representatives of the Czech Republic and Uzbekistan accredited to your country.
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