A native of Uzbekistan, a journalist of “Novaya Gazeta” Hudaberdi Nurmatov, known under the pseudonym Feruz Ali has applied for refugee status. On Tuesday, August 8, reports “Interfax” with reference to press Secretary of the edition Hope Prusenkova.
“In connection with restrictive measures imposed ECHR, prohibiting the expulsion of Feruz, the opportunity to re-submit the documents to the journalist refugee status. It was made by his lawyers,” she said. According to Prusenkova, the newspaper will continue to fight for its correspondent with all means available.
Earlier that same day the Moscow city court changed the decision of the Basmanny court on expulsion Feruza suspending deportation until the proceedings on his complaint to the ECHR. Up to this point the journalist will be at the Center of temporary detention of foreign citizens in the suburban Sakharovo.
Four days earlier, the ECHR applied the urgent measures banning move Feruza through any border, after his lawyer Kirill Koroteev filed a complaint with the court.
The Council under the President of Russia on development of civil society and human rights (HRC) has stated that the decision of the Basmanny court about the deportation unlawful.
The correspondent of “Novaya Gazeta” was detained on 1 August in Moscow, after which, under the pretext of identification was taken to the police station.
The journalist left his homeland in 2008 after threats from the local security services. Earlier Feruz tried to get asylum in Russia, but he refused. The journalist filed an appeal against this decision.