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Russian Federation: Refugee must not be forcibly returned to Uzbekistan: Valentina Chupik

Index Number: EUR 46/4813/2021

Valentina Chupik, a recognized refugee and migrant rights defender, has been held in the transit lounge at Sheremetevo airport in Moscow since 25 September. She has been told that she has been stripped of her refugee status, banned from Russia for 30 years, and is threatened with imminent forcible return to Uzbekistan. She must be immediately released and allowed to remain in Russia so that she can continue her work.

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