Bulgaria: Torture/legal concern: Annadurdy Khadzhiev (m)

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 15/001/2007

The Bulgarian authorities have received an extradition request from Turkmenistan for Annadurdy Khadzhiev, aged 49, a leader of Turkmenistan's exiled opposition Watan (Fatherland) Party, who fled to Bulgaria in 2001. He is now in danger of forcible return to Turkmenistan, where he would be at serious risk of torture and imprisonment following an unfair trial.

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