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Belarus: Tajik Activist Faces Unlawful Extradition: Forced Return Would Violate Ban on Torture, Other Ill-Treatment

, Index number: EUR 49/1159/2019

An independent journalist and political opposition activist risks torture or other ill-treatment if he is forcibly returned from Belarus to Tajikistan, a group of eleven human rights groups said today. Belarusian authorities should not extradite or deport the activist, Farhod Odinaev, or otherwise facilitate his forced return to Tajikistan.

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