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Russian Federation: Further information: Detained journalist facing imminent deportation: Khudoberdi Nurmatov (Ali Feruz)

, Index number: EUR 46/6865/2017

On 1 August, the Moscow Basmanniy Court ruled that openly gay journalist and activist Khudoberdi Nurmatov (also known as Ali Feruz) must be forcibly returned from Russia to Uzbekistan. If returned, he will be at risk of torture and imprisonment for his sexual orientation. The journalist has nine days to appeal the decision.

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