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Relatives of the disappeared Dadebayev were informed that he was in an INVESTIGATIVE INSULATOR in Tashkent

Relatives of the disappeared Dadebayev were informed that he was in an INVESTIGATIVE INSULATOR in Tashkent

The relatives of Jumasapar Dadebayev, who disappeared in Turkey, were informed that he was in the INVESTIGATIVE INSULATOR in Tashkent.

Employees of the Turkish Intelligence Service participated in the abduction of the activist.

Human rights activists in different countries urge an investigation of an incident with a native of Karakalpakstan Jumasapar Dadebayev, who disappea red in Turkey on January 12, 2022. According to u nofficial data, during the secret operation of the special services, he was illegally detained and was forcibly sent to Uzbekistan on the same day, despite the judicial ban on such expulsion and the fact that his appeal for asylum has not yet been considered by the Turkish authorized bodies.

According to the information received by the Turkmen Helsinki Human Rights Fund, the activist was detained in the place called "Yeni jami" (New mosque) in the city of Bakhchekoy (in the region of Saryer to the north of Istanbul). As it turned out, he lived in this city and attended courses at the mosque. The representative of the mosque said that several employees of the Turkish intelligence service MİT (Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı - National Intelligence Organization), who were accompanied by local police officers, took part in the detention. In response to the expression of concern regarding the possible consequences of Dadebayev’s expulsion to Uzbekistan, the police assured that the detainee would be given the opportunity to leave for a third country. However, this promise was not fulfilled; he was also not allowed to contact a lawyer.

Lawyer Abdulhalim Yilmaz said that according to preliminary data, Dadebayev crossed the border at Istanbul International Airport late on the night of January 12, but it is not yet clear what flight he left Turkey and who accompanied him.

There is evidence that the American embassy in Uzbekistan also joined in clarifying the fate of the disappeared activist.

Karakalpak dissidents report that Jumasapar Dadebayev’s father, Egemurat Dadamuratov, living in the Tahiatash district of Karakalpakstan, sent appeals to law enforcement agencies and reception of the President of Uzbekistan in Nukus last week with a request to inform about the fate of his son. The written response to these appeals was not received. However, on Sunday, he was called an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Karakalpakstan named Kairat, who said that Jumasapar was in the INVESTIGATIVE INSULATOR in Tashkent and that he was "investigating his case." There is no additional confirmation of this information yet.

In 2019, after Dadebayev refused to cooperate with the intelligence services of Uzbekistan and began to take an active part in the activities of Karakalpak and Turkmen democratic movements in Turkey, Tashkent announced his search through Interpol as a “terrorist”. It is still unclear what specific criminal charges of incriminates to him by the authorities of Uzbekistan.

It is also not clear that the Turkish authorities were distinguished by such active and clearly illegal actions against an activist, especially considering that many religious and political dissidents from Central Asia pursued in their homeland found refuge in Turkey. In 2020-2021, when Dadebayev was held in one of the Turkish deportation centers for six months, representatives of the MİT participated in his interrogation, but they were not interested in expelling him to his homeland.

Today, rallies in support of Dadebayev are planned in Moscow and New York. Human rights activist Bakhrom Khamroyev announced in social networks that at one a.m. he would hold a picket in the square at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow.

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