Eurasia: Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia

Eurasia: Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia

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Index Number: EUR 04/001/2013
Date Published: 3 July 2013

Security services in Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics are colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer, imprisonment and torture of individuals wanted on religious, political and economic grounds. The frequency of these human rights violations amounts to a region-wide renditions programme. This report exposes the ease with which these states are able to secure the return of individuals from other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and how the perceived mutual interest of combating terrorism is being prioritized over the rights of those wanted for extradition.


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